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Tennessee College Email Accidentally Reveals Infected Staff to Entire Campus

Volunteer State Community College apologized after one of their administrators accidentally send out an email revealing the names of employees who tested positive for coronavirus to the entire campus.

The employee, vice president for business and finance at the college, named five employees who had tested positive for COVID-19. Later, she withdrew the email and followed up with an apology.

She admitted that she did not mean to divulge sensitive information and blamed her “COVID brain” for the accident.

The college responded to the event and apologized for the administrator’s mistake. 

Eric Melcher, Coordinator of Marketing and Public Relations said to local television station WSMV-TV, “Vol State is committed to keeping personal information safe. We will continue to act proactively to provide the safest working environment possible during this trying time.”

In the meantime, the college shut down two satellite campuses, in Livingston and Springfield, until October 16, to handle staffing issues related to the virus. The news release said the college is pulling in staff from the Livingston and Springfield campuses, temporarily, to cover shifts on the main campus.