April 24, 2024

North Carolina County 9-1-1 will flag COVID addresses

Public health officials in Hertford County, North Carolina, have agreed to provide the county 9-1-1 administrator with the addresses of people confirmed to have COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The data will be removed after 15 days or once Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS) notifies the county that the patient has recovered.

“This agreement with Albemarle (ARHS) is for the benefit of our first responders so they might know they need to take additional protective measures before arriving at the house,” Hertford County interim Manager David Cotton told the commissioners. “All information will be uploaded in our E911 system and shared, when needed, to our emergency responders, to include law enforcement and EMS. All information is purged from the system after 15 days.”

Full Story: Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald (Ahoskie, N.C.) (5/12) 

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