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TCC employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Chesapeake Campus of Tidewater Community College is closed after a college employee tested positive COVID-19. The college was notified on June 23 by the Virginia Department of Health and, in turn, notified all employees on June 24.

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