Tennessee providing virus patient info to first responders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The names and addresses of Tennesseans who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 are being provided to first responders, law enforcement and paramedics under a state agreement deemed necessary to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

According to documents obtained by The Associated Press, the agreement was finalized April 3 between Tennessee’s Department of Health and the state’s Emergency Communications Board.

The agreement — known as a memorandum of understanding — wasn’t publicized when it was signed, but instead distributed to local leaders across the state.

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