COVID-19 positive case reported on Roane State campus

On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, a Roane State Community College employee self-reported a COVID-19 positive test result. This employee was on the Oak Ridge Branch Campus on Monday, August 10, but was not inside the facility.

Roane State has taken appropriate action to ensure the campus community is informed of the positive case. These actions include notifying all students, faculty and staff by email and directly contacting those who may have been in close proximity to the individual who tested positive. The affected individuals identified through contact tracing have been asked to quarantine.

Due to safety precautions that have been in place at Roane State, including face coverings, wellness screenings and physical distancing, additional unidentified close contacts with the positive case are unlikely.

All buildings at the Oak Ridge location will continue to operate as normal. No building closures or additional cleanings are required because the individual remained outdoors at all times.

Additional information about Roane State’s response to the pandemic is available online at roanestate.edu/coronavirus. Members of the campus community are encouraged to frequently check their RSCC email and the college website for important updates. Questions can also be sent via email to [email protected].

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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