TCC Chesapeake campus closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 8:09 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 20:09:09-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The Chesapeake Campus of Tidewater Community College is closed after officials announced a college employee tested positive COVID-19.

The Virginia Department of Health notified TCC on June 23 by the Virginia Department of Health and then notified all employees on June 24.

The employee is in self-isolation. The health department is in the process of identifying anyone who may have had close or prolonged contact with the employee and will notify those who need assessment.

Any employee who has concerns about exposure is encouraged to self-isolate, monitor symptoms and obtain a COVID-19 test.

No students were on the campus.

“We are taking this action out of an abundance of caution,” said Marian Anderfuren, the college’s spokesperson. “TCC is following internal health and safety protocols, and the areas on campus where exposure may have taken place will be disinfected.”

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