As the number of COVID-19 cases increase, the Nashville Board of Health is steady at work. They are working to restart sharing COVID-19 patient information with police, but this time in a more limited fashion after a demand over privacy. Just recently the Board voted to end the practice in June. Before, the Metro Nashville Health Department was sharing a full list of all COVID-19 patients to the police department so first responders would be prepared before responding to a situation where someone may have been infected.
The new plan will have all patients information kept on a secured server that only the Health Department can access. Instead of sharing the full patient data with police, dispatchers at the Metro Nashville Emergency Communications Center will have permission to search addresses to see if anyone who lives there is a current COVID-19 patient.
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