This is a nightmare!
Nearly 7,000 Mecklenburg County residents were told they had tested positive for the Coronavirus on Friday. The messages came through in a text message to the majority of residents, but around 500 were also notified by email.
Turns out, those people did not have COVID, but in fact it was a technical glitch.
The false messages were sent through HealthSpace Data System, which is a company based in Canada that the county has been using to help with contact tracing efforts in the pandemic.
While it must be a huge relief to those people who were falsely notified they tested positive, what a horrible circumstance to get a random text on your phone saying you did.