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Army of 1,700 contact tracers and new test sites hope to get NYC back online - amNewYork

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that five more community-based coronavirus testing sites will open in June, and that the city's hired 1,700 Read full article: Army of 1,700 contact tracers and new te...→

Army of 1,700 contact tracers and new test sites hope to get NYC back online - amNewYork

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that five more community-based coronavirus testing sites will open in June, and that the city's hired 1,700 Read full article: Army of 1,700 contact tracers and new te...→

2.5% Of 17,617 Test Positive For COVID-19 At Sites For Mass. Protesters

2.5% Of 17,617 Test Positive For COVID-19 At Sites For Mass. Protesters

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the state is "obviously pleased" by coronavirus test results following statewide protests in recent weeks. Read full article: 2.5% Of 17,617 Test Positive For COVID-1...→

Contact Tracers In NYC Having Success, But Also Running Into Challenges Gathering Necessary Information

Contact Tracers In NYC Having Success, But Also Running Into Challenges Gathering Necessary Information

The city is wrapping up a third week of contact tracing, a vital step in stopping the spread as Phase 2 of reopening looms Monday. Read full article: Contact Tracers In NYC Having Success, B...→

Contact Tracers Face Challenges As Businesses Reopen

Contact Tracers Face Challenges As Businesses Reopen

Since the beginning of May, the San Diego County Health Department has investigated more than 5,000 close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases. That number is e [...] Read full article: Contact Tracers Face Challenges As Busin...→

NYC's Contact Tracers Speak To Nearly 2,300 People Who May Have Been Exposed To COVID-19

NYC's Contact Tracers Speak To Nearly 2,300 People Who May Have Been Exposed To COVID-19

Tracers were able to identify 331 active cases and help 1,057 people who needed access to medicine, food and other services. They also helped 40 people find ho [...] Read full article: NYC's Contact Tracers Speak To Nearly 2,...→

NYC Coronavirus Contact Tracers Won't Ask About Protest Attendance

NYC Coronavirus Contact Tracers Won't Ask About Protest Attendance

NYC contact tracers are not asking infected individuals if they have recently participated in large-scale protests. Read full article: NYC Coronavirus Contact Tracers Won't As...→

Scammers Are Posing As COVID-19 Contact Tracers, City Attorney Mike Feuer Warns

Scammers Are Posing As COVID-19 Contact Tracers, City Attorney Mike Feuer Warns

Los Angeles' lead attorney Mike Feuer is warning about an emerging scam involving contact-tracing impersonators. Read full article: Scammers Are Posing As COVID-19 Contact ...→

St. Louis County Urges Virus Test For People With Frequent Public Contact Outside Home

St. Louis County Urges Virus Test For People With Frequent Public Contact Outside Home

St. Louis County is providing free COVID-19 testing for residents starting on Monday, June 15. St. Louis County has tested over 54,000 residents, and with... Read full article: St. Louis County Urges Virus Test For Pe...→

With Illinois’ drive-thru COVID-19 test sites open to all, we asked: Do you plan to get tested?

With Illinois’ drive-thru COVID-19 test sites open to all, we asked: Do you plan to get tested?

Some Chicagoans said they want to know for sure about coronavirus — for themselves or family members. Others see no reason to go to one of the free testing sit [...] Read full article: With Illinois’ drive-thru COVID-19 test ...→

Hours Remain Limited At Some LA County COVID-19 Test Sites

Hours Remain Limited At Some LA County COVID-19 Test Sites

Some Los Angeles County COVID-19 testing sites had limited hours Wednesday due to safety concerns. Read full article: Hours Remain Limited At Some LA County C...→

NYC Announces Universal COVID Testing; Contact Tracers Reach Out to 600 People

NYC Announces Universal COVID Testing; Contact Tracers Reach Out to 600 People

The city has announced universal COVID-19 testing for all New Yorkers, courtesy of the Test & Trace Corps initiative. “Widespread testing holds the key to re-o [...] Read full article: NYC Announces Universal COVID Testing; C...→

Some NYC Contact Tracers Say Their Jobs Were Rescinded After “Utter Mess” Of A Hiring Process

Some NYC Contact Tracers Say Their Jobs Were Rescinded After “Utter Mess” Of A Hiring Process

"Nothing I’ve been told has stayed the same,” a recruiter for the contact tracing program told Gothamist. “People who may have thought they got the job probabl [...] Read full article: Some NYC Contact Tracers Say Their Jobs ...→

CVS Health To Open 42 New Coronavirus Drive-Thru Test Sites Across Texas

CVS Health To Open 42 New Coronavirus Drive-Thru Test Sites Across Texas

CVS Health is opening 42 additional novel coronavirus test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Texas. Read full article: CVS Health To Open 42 New Coronavirus Dr...→

Army vet's gold cross vanishes before his death at NYC hospital, as family asks for its return

Army vet's gold cross vanishes before his death at NYC hospital, as family asks for its return

Steve and Teresa Esposito, a Brooklyn couple married for 70 years, both died this month – he contracted COVID-19, and she had Alzheimer’s disease. Read full article: Army vet's gold cross vanishes before hi...→

Santa Clara County said it needed 700 contact tracers. So far, it has hired just 50

Santa Clara County said it needed 700 contact tracers. So far, it has hired just 50

The county trails its neighbors in building out a robust contact tracing workforce and remains far from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s goal. Read full article: Santa Clara County said it needed 700 co...→

NYC Board of Elections ‘hopes’ polling sites will be up and running today

NYC Board of Elections ‘hopes’ polling sites will be up and running today

This primary rides on ‘hope’! A top official with the New York City Board of Elections said the agency is struggling to find ways to get enough workers to poll [...] Read full article: NYC Board of Elections ‘hopes’ polling s...→

NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a bumpy start, report says

NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a bumpy start, report says

New York City's coronavirus contact tracing program is off to a bumpy start, The New York Times reported. Read full article: NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a...→

Tarrant County Coronavirus Contact Tracers Urging Residents To Answer Their Phones

Tarrant County Coronavirus Contact Tracers Urging Residents To Answer Their Phones

“What usually happens, is we go to voicemail. The modern telemarketing and spamming that goes on, it hurts us,” said Russ Jones of Tarrant County Public Health [...] Read full article: Tarrant County Coronavirus Contact Trace...→

NYC’s coronavirus contact tracers told not to ask if individual attended protests

NYC’s coronavirus contact tracers told not to ask if individual attended protests

Mayor de Blasio has expressed concern that the George Floyd protests could boost the coronavirus pandemic just as New Yorkers have finally gained the upper han [...] Read full article: NYC’s coronavirus contact tracers told n...→

NYC contract tracers not asking people who test positive for coronavirus if they attended protests: report

NYC contract tracers not asking people who test positive for coronavirus if they attended protests: report

New York City has hired 1,000 workers to conduct contact tracing to monitor the spread of coronavirus, but they will not be asking people if they have particip [...] Read full article: NYC contract tracers not asking people w...→

New Jersey preparing add 1,600 contact tracers by end of June

New Jersey preparing add 1,600 contact tracers by end of June

The state currently has 900 people working in the program to track the spread of COVID-19 Read full article: New Jersey preparing add 1,600 contact t...→

COVID-19: Phony Contact Tracers Trying To Steal Personal Info, AG Becerra Warns

COVID-19: Phony Contact Tracers Trying To Steal Personal Info, AG Becerra Warns

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday warned residents to be on guard against scammers pretending to be coronavirus contact tracers. Read full article: COVID-19: Phony Contact Tracers Trying T...→

CDC: Up to 100K Contact Tracers Needed by September

CDC: Up to 100K Contact Tracers Needed by September

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield told Congress that in order to help combat the next wave of coronavirus, the country needs [...] Read full article: CDC: Up to 100K Contact Tracers Needed b...→

Long Beach Closes All Coronavirus Test Sites Following Sunday Protests

Long Beach Closes All Coronavirus Test Sites Following Sunday Protests

Long Beach officials closed all coronavirus test sites in the city after Sunday's peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd turned to looting and violen [...] Read full article: Long Beach Closes All Coronavirus Test S...→

Don’t fall for scammers posing as coronavirus contact tracers, Pritzker warns

Don’t fall for scammers posing as coronavirus contact tracers, Pritzker warns

More than 117,000 people have tested positive for the virus in four months, and more than 5,200 have died. Officials are counting on a bolstered contact tracin [...] Read full article: Don’t fall for scammers posing as corona...→

Santa Clara County Seeks Hundreds Of Contact Tracers To Track COVID-19 Spread

Santa Clara County Seeks Hundreds Of Contact Tracers To Track COVID-19 Spread

Santa Clara County is putting out the call to seek hundreds of contact tracers for tracking coronavirus cases. Read full article: Santa Clara County Seeks Hundreds Of Con...→

Prince George’s to Give Reopening Update as New Coronavirus Test Sites Open

Prince George’s to Give Reopening Update as New Coronavirus Test Sites Open

Prince George’s County has been burdened with the highest number of coronavirus diagnoses of any area in Maryland, but leaders are still aiming to join the res [...] Read full article: Prince George’s to Give Reopening Update...→

Chicago To Spend $56 Million Hiring Hundreds Of COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Chicago To Spend $56 Million Hiring Hundreds Of COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Dr. Arwady and the mayor said contact tracers will make $20 an hour, supervisors $24 an hour. No prior experience is required. And all who take part will be tr [...] Read full article: Chicago To Spend $56 Million Hiring Hund...→

More Than 1,700 Contact Tracers Will Be Ready For Duty Next Week, Mayor De Blasio Says

More Than 1,700 Contact Tracers Will Be Ready For Duty Next Week, Mayor De Blasio Says

The mayor said the indicators continue to move in the right direction and he anticipates phase 1 of reopening will begin in mid-June. Read full article: More Than 1,700 Contact Tracers Will Be ...→

Army fires off test shot for new precision-strike missile

Army fires off test shot for new precision-strike missile

The U.S. Army has fired test shot number three for its fast-emerging Precision-Strike Missile, a new surface-to-surface weapon intended to destroy targets with [...] Read full article: Army fires off test shot for new precisi...→

Despite army of workers, coronavirus contact tracing in Washington state is challenging

Despite army of workers, coronavirus contact tracing in Washington state is challenging

Washington state officials have trained workers who are now finally ready to make phone calls for contact tracing for coronavirus — but those who are doing the [...] Read full article: Despite army of workers, coronavirus con...→

DC, Maryland and Virginia Employ Contact Tracers to Slow Spread of COVID-19; Are You Right for the Job?

DC, Maryland and Virginia Employ Contact Tracers to Slow Spread of COVID-19; Are You Right for the Job?

As D.C., Maryland and Virginia continue through the phases of reopening, one key element to help make us safer is contact tracing. Each health department is hi [...] Read full article: DC, Maryland and Virginia Employ Contact...→

Should Contact Tracers Ask New Yorkers If They've Attended A Protest?

Should Contact Tracers Ask New Yorkers If They've Attended A Protest?

Many protesters have been sensitive about revealing their identities, declining to provide their names during interviews with reporters or being photographed. Read full article: Should Contact Tracers Ask New Yorkers I...→

Lawmaker, Educator Worried About Contact Tracers Not Asking About Attending Protests

Lawmaker, Educator Worried About Contact Tracers Not Asking About Attending Protests

There has been progress in the fight against COVID-19, but the massive protests and the reopening of businesses have created fears of a new wave of infections. Read full article: Lawmaker, Educator Worried About Contact...→

New Jersey Hiring Contact Tracers As Part Of Coronavirus Recovery Plan

New Jersey Hiring Contact Tracers As Part Of Coronavirus Recovery Plan

Gov. Phil Murphy says contact tracing will be a "huge element in our ability to be prepared" if there's a COVID-19 resurgence. Read full article: New Jersey Hiring Contact Tracers As Par...→

Kenosha County Health Department Hiring Contact Tracers, Disease Investigators

Kenosha County Health Department Hiring Contact Tracers, Disease Investigators

If you have a medical background, the Kenosha County Health Department is looking for contact tracers and disease investigators.  Read full article: Kenosha County Health Department Hiring ...→

As New York City Begins To Reopen Next Week, All Eyes Will Be On Efficiency Of Hired Contact Tracers

As New York City Begins To Reopen Next Week, All Eyes Will Be On Efficiency Of Hired Contact Tracers

A key to New York City's reopening Monday will be its ability to test and trace people recently diagnosed with the coronavirus. Read full article: As New York City Begins To Reopen Next W...→

NYC

NYC "contact tracing" program starts tracking down people with coronavirus

The city, epicenter of the pandemic, has hired 1,700 workers to reach out to people who tested positive. Read full article: NYC "contact tracing" program starts tra...→

Cuomo Announces 10 More Testing Sites In NYC

Cuomo Announces 10 More Testing Sites In NYC "Hotspots" Where COVID-19 Rates Remain High

“We want to get down that infection rate, get down the new cases in those hotspots. They tend to be in the outer boroughs. Let's focus on those zip codes over [...] Read full article: Cuomo Announces 10 More Testing Sites In...→

Satirical sites test Facebook's free speech policy with fake headlines about Zuckerberg

Satirical sites test Facebook's free speech policy with fake headlines about Zuckerberg

After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said social media sites should not be "arbiters of truth,"​ satirical websites began testing that idea – by taking aim at Zu [...] Read full article: Satirical sites test Facebook's free spe...→

Maryland’s positive COVID-19 test rate drops as testing sites increase | WTOP

Maryland’s positivity rate for COVID-19 testing has dropped to 12.4%, with Prince George’s and Montgomery counties also seeing steep drops in positive results. Read full article: Maryland’s positive COVID-19 test rate d...→

Restaurants in NYC hope to reopen soon and safely

Restaurants in NYC hope to reopen soon and safely

One downtown restaurant is showing off their curb appeal, saying they're ready for outdoor dining. Read full article: Restaurants in NYC hope to reopen soon a...→

Chicago moves to create 600-strong army of contact tracers to fight coronavirus

Chicago moves to create 600-strong army of contact tracers to fight coronavirus

Community groups designated by the city will be charged with recruiting, training, hiring and supporting the contact tracers, supervisors and referral coordina [...] Read full article: Chicago moves to create 600-strong army ...→

Army fires off test shot for new precision-strike missile

Army fires off test shot for new precision-strike missile

The U.S. Army has fired test shot number three for its fast-emerging Precision-Strike Missile, a new surface-to-surface weapon intended to destroy targets with [...] Read full article: Army fires off test shot for new precisi...→

NYC Board of Elections ‘hopes’ polling sites will be up and running today

NYC Board of Elections ‘hopes’ polling sites will be up and running today

This primary rides on ‘hope’! A top official with the New York City Board of Elections said the agency is struggling to find ways to get enough workers to poll [...] Read full article: NYC Board of Elections ‘hopes’ polling s...→

Contact Tracers In NYC Having Success, But Also Running Into Challenges Gathering Necessary Information

Contact Tracers In NYC Having Success, But Also Running Into Challenges Gathering Necessary Information

The city is wrapping up a third week of contact tracing, a vital step in stopping the spread as Phase 2 of reopening looms Monday. Read full article: Contact Tracers In NYC Having Success, B...→

DC, Maryland and Virginia Employ Contact Tracers to Slow Spread of COVID-19; Are You Right for the Job?

DC, Maryland and Virginia Employ Contact Tracers to Slow Spread of COVID-19; Are You Right for the Job?

As D.C., Maryland and Virginia continue through the phases of reopening, one key element to help make us safer is contact tracing. Each health department is hi [...] Read full article: DC, Maryland and Virginia Employ Contact...→

Tarrant County Coronavirus Contact Tracers Urging Residents To Answer Their Phones

Tarrant County Coronavirus Contact Tracers Urging Residents To Answer Their Phones

“What usually happens, is we go to voicemail. The modern telemarketing and spamming that goes on, it hurts us,” said Russ Jones of Tarrant County Public Health [...] Read full article: Tarrant County Coronavirus Contact Trace...→

NYC's Contact Tracers Speak To Nearly 2,300 People Who May Have Been Exposed To COVID-19

NYC's Contact Tracers Speak To Nearly 2,300 People Who May Have Been Exposed To COVID-19

Tracers were able to identify 331 active cases and help 1,057 people who needed access to medicine, food and other services. They also helped 40 people find ho [...] Read full article: NYC's Contact Tracers Speak To Nearly 2,...→

Lawmaker, Educator Worried About Contact Tracers Not Asking About Attending Protests

Lawmaker, Educator Worried About Contact Tracers Not Asking About Attending Protests

There has been progress in the fight against COVID-19, but the massive protests and the reopening of businesses have created fears of a new wave of infections. Read full article: Lawmaker, Educator Worried About Contact...→

NYC contract tracers not asking people who test positive for coronavirus if they attended protests: report

NYC contract tracers not asking people who test positive for coronavirus if they attended protests: report

New York City has hired 1,000 workers to conduct contact tracing to monitor the spread of coronavirus, but they will not be asking people if they have particip [...] Read full article: NYC contract tracers not asking people w...→

Scammers Are Posing As COVID-19 Contact Tracers, City Attorney Mike Feuer Warns

Scammers Are Posing As COVID-19 Contact Tracers, City Attorney Mike Feuer Warns

Los Angeles' lead attorney Mike Feuer is warning about an emerging scam involving contact-tracing impersonators. Read full article: Scammers Are Posing As COVID-19 Contact ...→

New Jersey Hiring Contact Tracers As Part Of Coronavirus Recovery Plan

New Jersey Hiring Contact Tracers As Part Of Coronavirus Recovery Plan

Gov. Phil Murphy says contact tracing will be a "huge element in our ability to be prepared" if there's a COVID-19 resurgence. Read full article: New Jersey Hiring Contact Tracers As Par...→

COVID-19: Phony Contact Tracers Trying To Steal Personal Info, AG Becerra Warns

COVID-19: Phony Contact Tracers Trying To Steal Personal Info, AG Becerra Warns

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday warned residents to be on guard against scammers pretending to be coronavirus contact tracers. Read full article: COVID-19: Phony Contact Tracers Trying T...→

With Illinois’ drive-thru COVID-19 test sites open to all, we asked: Do you plan to get tested?

With Illinois’ drive-thru COVID-19 test sites open to all, we asked: Do you plan to get tested?

Some Chicagoans said they want to know for sure about coronavirus — for themselves or family members. Others see no reason to go to one of the free testing sit [...] Read full article: With Illinois’ drive-thru COVID-19 test ...→

As New York City Begins To Reopen Next Week, All Eyes Will Be On Efficiency Of Hired Contact Tracers

As New York City Begins To Reopen Next Week, All Eyes Will Be On Efficiency Of Hired Contact Tracers

A key to New York City's reopening Monday will be its ability to test and trace people recently diagnosed with the coronavirus. Read full article: As New York City Begins To Reopen Next W...→

NYC Announces Universal COVID Testing; Contact Tracers Reach Out to 600 People

NYC Announces Universal COVID Testing; Contact Tracers Reach Out to 600 People

The city has announced universal COVID-19 testing for all New Yorkers, courtesy of the Test & Trace Corps initiative. “Widespread testing holds the key to re-o [...] Read full article: NYC Announces Universal COVID Testing; C...→

Cuomo Announces 10 More Testing Sites In NYC

Cuomo Announces 10 More Testing Sites In NYC "Hotspots" Where COVID-19 Rates Remain High

“We want to get down that infection rate, get down the new cases in those hotspots. They tend to be in the outer boroughs. Let's focus on those zip codes over [...] Read full article: Cuomo Announces 10 More Testing Sites In...→

Don’t fall for scammers posing as coronavirus contact tracers, Pritzker warns

Don’t fall for scammers posing as coronavirus contact tracers, Pritzker warns

More than 117,000 people have tested positive for the virus in four months, and more than 5,200 have died. Officials are counting on a bolstered contact tracin [...] Read full article: Don’t fall for scammers posing as corona...→

Some NYC Contact Tracers Say Their Jobs Were Rescinded After “Utter Mess” Of A Hiring Process

Some NYC Contact Tracers Say Their Jobs Were Rescinded After “Utter Mess” Of A Hiring Process

"Nothing I’ve been told has stayed the same,” a recruiter for the contact tracing program told Gothamist. “People who may have thought they got the job probabl [...] Read full article: Some NYC Contact Tracers Say Their Jobs ...→

Maryland’s positive COVID-19 test rate drops as testing sites increase | WTOP

Maryland’s positivity rate for COVID-19 testing has dropped to 12.4%, with Prince George’s and Montgomery counties also seeing steep drops in positive results. Read full article: Maryland’s positive COVID-19 test rate d...→

Prince George’s to Give Reopening Update as New Coronavirus Test Sites Open

Prince George’s to Give Reopening Update as New Coronavirus Test Sites Open

Prince George’s County has been burdened with the highest number of coronavirus diagnoses of any area in Maryland, but leaders are still aiming to join the res [...] Read full article: Prince George’s to Give Reopening Update...→

Army vet's gold cross vanishes before his death at NYC hospital, as family asks for its return

Army vet's gold cross vanishes before his death at NYC hospital, as family asks for its return

Steve and Teresa Esposito, a Brooklyn couple married for 70 years, both died this month – he contracted COVID-19, and she had Alzheimer’s disease. Read full article: Army vet's gold cross vanishes before hi...→

Chicago moves to create 600-strong army of contact tracers to fight coronavirus

Chicago moves to create 600-strong army of contact tracers to fight coronavirus

Community groups designated by the city will be charged with recruiting, training, hiring and supporting the contact tracers, supervisors and referral coordina [...] Read full article: Chicago moves to create 600-strong army ...→

More Than 1,700 Contact Tracers Will Be Ready For Duty Next Week, Mayor De Blasio Says

More Than 1,700 Contact Tracers Will Be Ready For Duty Next Week, Mayor De Blasio Says

The mayor said the indicators continue to move in the right direction and he anticipates phase 1 of reopening will begin in mid-June. Read full article: More Than 1,700 Contact Tracers Will Be ...→

2.5% Of 17,617 Test Positive For COVID-19 At Sites For Mass. Protesters

2.5% Of 17,617 Test Positive For COVID-19 At Sites For Mass. Protesters

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the state is "obviously pleased" by coronavirus test results following statewide protests in recent weeks. Read full article: 2.5% Of 17,617 Test Positive For COVID-1...→

Despite army of workers, coronavirus contact tracing in Washington state is challenging

Despite army of workers, coronavirus contact tracing in Washington state is challenging

Washington state officials have trained workers who are now finally ready to make phone calls for contact tracing for coronavirus — but those who are doing the [...] Read full article: Despite army of workers, coronavirus con...→

NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a bumpy start, report says

NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a bumpy start, report says

New York City's coronavirus contact tracing program is off to a bumpy start, The New York Times reported. Read full article: NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a...→

Contact Tracers Face Challenges As Businesses Reopen

Contact Tracers Face Challenges As Businesses Reopen

Since the beginning of May, the San Diego County Health Department has investigated more than 5,000 close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases. That number is e [...] Read full article: Contact Tracers Face Challenges As Busin...→

Should Contact Tracers Ask New Yorkers If They've Attended A Protest?

Should Contact Tracers Ask New Yorkers If They've Attended A Protest?

Many protesters have been sensitive about revealing their identities, declining to provide their names during interviews with reporters or being photographed. Read full article: Should Contact Tracers Ask New Yorkers I...→

NYC’s coronavirus contact tracers told not to ask if individual attended protests

NYC’s coronavirus contact tracers told not to ask if individual attended protests

Mayor de Blasio has expressed concern that the George Floyd protests could boost the coronavirus pandemic just as New Yorkers have finally gained the upper han [...] Read full article: NYC’s coronavirus contact tracers told n...→

NYC Coronavirus Contact Tracers Won't Ask About Protest Attendance

NYC Coronavirus Contact Tracers Won't Ask About Protest Attendance

NYC contact tracers are not asking infected individuals if they have recently participated in large-scale protests. Read full article: NYC Coronavirus Contact Tracers Won't As...→

New Jersey preparing add 1,600 contact tracers by end of June

New Jersey preparing add 1,600 contact tracers by end of June

The state currently has 900 people working in the program to track the spread of COVID-19 Read full article: New Jersey preparing add 1,600 contact t...→

St. Louis County Urges Virus Test For People With Frequent Public Contact Outside Home

St. Louis County Urges Virus Test For People With Frequent Public Contact Outside Home

St. Louis County is providing free COVID-19 testing for residents starting on Monday, June 15. St. Louis County has tested over 54,000 residents, and with... Read full article: St. Louis County Urges Virus Test For Pe...→

Kenosha County Health Department Hiring Contact Tracers, Disease Investigators

Kenosha County Health Department Hiring Contact Tracers, Disease Investigators

If you have a medical background, the Kenosha County Health Department is looking for contact tracers and disease investigators.  Read full article: Kenosha County Health Department Hiring ...→

CDC: Up to 100K Contact Tracers Needed by September

CDC: Up to 100K Contact Tracers Needed by September

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield told Congress that in order to help combat the next wave of coronavirus, the country needs [...] Read full article: CDC: Up to 100K Contact Tracers Needed b...→

Hours Remain Limited At Some LA County COVID-19 Test Sites

Hours Remain Limited At Some LA County COVID-19 Test Sites

Some Los Angeles County COVID-19 testing sites had limited hours Wednesday due to safety concerns. Read full article: Hours Remain Limited At Some LA County C...→

NYC

NYC "contact tracing" program starts tracking down people with coronavirus

The city, epicenter of the pandemic, has hired 1,700 workers to reach out to people who tested positive. Read full article: NYC "contact tracing" program starts tra...→

Long Beach Closes All Coronavirus Test Sites Following Sunday Protests

Long Beach Closes All Coronavirus Test Sites Following Sunday Protests

Long Beach officials closed all coronavirus test sites in the city after Sunday's peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd turned to looting and violen [...] Read full article: Long Beach Closes All Coronavirus Test S...→

Satirical sites test Facebook's free speech policy with fake headlines about Zuckerberg

Satirical sites test Facebook's free speech policy with fake headlines about Zuckerberg

After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said social media sites should not be "arbiters of truth,"​ satirical websites began testing that idea – by taking aim at Zu [...] Read full article: Satirical sites test Facebook's free spe...→

Santa Clara County Seeks Hundreds Of Contact Tracers To Track COVID-19 Spread

Santa Clara County Seeks Hundreds Of Contact Tracers To Track COVID-19 Spread

Santa Clara County is putting out the call to seek hundreds of contact tracers for tracking coronavirus cases. Read full article: Santa Clara County Seeks Hundreds Of Con...→

CVS Health To Open 42 New Coronavirus Drive-Thru Test Sites Across Texas

CVS Health To Open 42 New Coronavirus Drive-Thru Test Sites Across Texas

CVS Health is opening 42 additional novel coronavirus test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Texas. Read full article: CVS Health To Open 42 New Coronavirus Dr...→

Restaurants in NYC hope to reopen soon and safely

Restaurants in NYC hope to reopen soon and safely

One downtown restaurant is showing off their curb appeal, saying they're ready for outdoor dining. Read full article: Restaurants in NYC hope to reopen soon a...→

Chicago To Spend $56 Million Hiring Hundreds Of COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Chicago To Spend $56 Million Hiring Hundreds Of COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Dr. Arwady and the mayor said contact tracers will make $20 an hour, supervisors $24 an hour. No prior experience is required. And all who take part will be tr [...] Read full article: Chicago To Spend $56 Million Hiring Hund...→

Santa Clara County said it needed 700 contact tracers. So far, it has hired just 50

Santa Clara County said it needed 700 contact tracers. So far, it has hired just 50

The county trails its neighbors in building out a robust contact tracing workforce and remains far from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s goal. Read full article: Santa Clara County said it needed 700 co...→

Army fires off test shot for new precision-strike missile

Army fires off test shot for new precision-strike missile

The U.S. Army has fired test shot number three for its fast-emerging Precision-Strike Missile, a new surface-to-surface weapon intended to destroy targets with [...] Read full article: Army fires off test shot for new precisi...→

2.5% Of 17,617 Test Positive For COVID-19 At Sites For Mass. Protesters

2.5% Of 17,617 Test Positive For COVID-19 At Sites For Mass. Protesters

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the state is "obviously pleased" by coronavirus test results following statewide protests in recent weeks. Read full article: 2.5% Of 17,617 Test Positive For COVID-1...→

NYC Board of Elections ‘hopes’ polling sites will be up and running today

NYC Board of Elections ‘hopes’ polling sites will be up and running today

This primary rides on ‘hope’! A top official with the New York City Board of Elections said the agency is struggling to find ways to get enough workers to poll [...] Read full article: NYC Board of Elections ‘hopes’ polling s...→

Despite army of workers, coronavirus contact tracing in Washington state is challenging

Despite army of workers, coronavirus contact tracing in Washington state is challenging

Washington state officials have trained workers who are now finally ready to make phone calls for contact tracing for coronavirus — but those who are doing the [...] Read full article: Despite army of workers, coronavirus con...→

Contact Tracers In NYC Having Success, But Also Running Into Challenges Gathering Necessary Information

Contact Tracers In NYC Having Success, But Also Running Into Challenges Gathering Necessary Information

The city is wrapping up a third week of contact tracing, a vital step in stopping the spread as Phase 2 of reopening looms Monday. Read full article: Contact Tracers In NYC Having Success, B...→

NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a bumpy start, report says

NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a bumpy start, report says

New York City's coronavirus contact tracing program is off to a bumpy start, The New York Times reported. Read full article: NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a...→

DC, Maryland and Virginia Employ Contact Tracers to Slow Spread of COVID-19; Are You Right for the Job?

DC, Maryland and Virginia Employ Contact Tracers to Slow Spread of COVID-19; Are You Right for the Job?

As D.C., Maryland and Virginia continue through the phases of reopening, one key element to help make us safer is contact tracing. Each health department is hi [...] Read full article: DC, Maryland and Virginia Employ Contact...→

Contact Tracers Face Challenges As Businesses Reopen

Contact Tracers Face Challenges As Businesses Reopen

Since the beginning of May, the San Diego County Health Department has investigated more than 5,000 close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases. That number is e [...] Read full article: Contact Tracers Face Challenges As Busin...→

Tarrant County Coronavirus Contact Tracers Urging Residents To Answer Their Phones

Tarrant County Coronavirus Contact Tracers Urging Residents To Answer Their Phones

“What usually happens, is we go to voicemail. The modern telemarketing and spamming that goes on, it hurts us,” said Russ Jones of Tarrant County Public Health [...] Read full article: Tarrant County Coronavirus Contact Trace...→

Should Contact Tracers Ask New Yorkers If They've Attended A Protest?

Should Contact Tracers Ask New Yorkers If They've Attended A Protest?

Many protesters have been sensitive about revealing their identities, declining to provide their names during interviews with reporters or being photographed. Read full article: Should Contact Tracers Ask New Yorkers I...→

NYC's Contact Tracers Speak To Nearly 2,300 People Who May Have Been Exposed To COVID-19

NYC's Contact Tracers Speak To Nearly 2,300 People Who May Have Been Exposed To COVID-19

Tracers were able to identify 331 active cases and help 1,057 people who needed access to medicine, food and other services. They also helped 40 people find ho [...] Read full article: NYC's Contact Tracers Speak To Nearly 2,...→

NYC’s coronavirus contact tracers told not to ask if individual attended protests

NYC’s coronavirus contact tracers told not to ask if individual attended protests

Mayor de Blasio has expressed concern that the George Floyd protests could boost the coronavirus pandemic just as New Yorkers have finally gained the upper han [...] Read full article: NYC’s coronavirus contact tracers told n...→

Lawmaker, Educator Worried About Contact Tracers Not Asking About Attending Protests

Lawmaker, Educator Worried About Contact Tracers Not Asking About Attending Protests

There has been progress in the fight against COVID-19, but the massive protests and the reopening of businesses have created fears of a new wave of infections. Read full article: Lawmaker, Educator Worried About Contact...→

NYC Coronavirus Contact Tracers Won't Ask About Protest Attendance

NYC Coronavirus Contact Tracers Won't Ask About Protest Attendance

NYC contact tracers are not asking infected individuals if they have recently participated in large-scale protests. Read full article: NYC Coronavirus Contact Tracers Won't As...→

NYC contract tracers not asking people who test positive for coronavirus if they attended protests: report

NYC contract tracers not asking people who test positive for coronavirus if they attended protests: report

New York City has hired 1,000 workers to conduct contact tracing to monitor the spread of coronavirus, but they will not be asking people if they have particip [...] Read full article: NYC contract tracers not asking people w...→

Scammers Are Posing As COVID-19 Contact Tracers, City Attorney Mike Feuer Warns

Scammers Are Posing As COVID-19 Contact Tracers, City Attorney Mike Feuer Warns

Los Angeles' lead attorney Mike Feuer is warning about an emerging scam involving contact-tracing impersonators. Read full article: Scammers Are Posing As COVID-19 Contact ...→

New Jersey preparing add 1,600 contact tracers by end of June

New Jersey preparing add 1,600 contact tracers by end of June

The state currently has 900 people working in the program to track the spread of COVID-19 Read full article: New Jersey preparing add 1,600 contact t...→

New Jersey Hiring Contact Tracers As Part Of Coronavirus Recovery Plan

New Jersey Hiring Contact Tracers As Part Of Coronavirus Recovery Plan

Gov. Phil Murphy says contact tracing will be a "huge element in our ability to be prepared" if there's a COVID-19 resurgence. Read full article: New Jersey Hiring Contact Tracers As Par...→

St. Louis County Urges Virus Test For People With Frequent Public Contact Outside Home

St. Louis County Urges Virus Test For People With Frequent Public Contact Outside Home

St. Louis County is providing free COVID-19 testing for residents starting on Monday, June 15. St. Louis County has tested over 54,000 residents, and with... Read full article: St. Louis County Urges Virus Test For Pe...→

COVID-19: Phony Contact Tracers Trying To Steal Personal Info, AG Becerra Warns

COVID-19: Phony Contact Tracers Trying To Steal Personal Info, AG Becerra Warns

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday warned residents to be on guard against scammers pretending to be coronavirus contact tracers. Read full article: COVID-19: Phony Contact Tracers Trying T...→

Kenosha County Health Department Hiring Contact Tracers, Disease Investigators

Kenosha County Health Department Hiring Contact Tracers, Disease Investigators

If you have a medical background, the Kenosha County Health Department is looking for contact tracers and disease investigators.  Read full article: Kenosha County Health Department Hiring ...→

With Illinois’ drive-thru COVID-19 test sites open to all, we asked: Do you plan to get tested?

With Illinois’ drive-thru COVID-19 test sites open to all, we asked: Do you plan to get tested?

Some Chicagoans said they want to know for sure about coronavirus — for themselves or family members. Others see no reason to go to one of the free testing sit [...] Read full article: With Illinois’ drive-thru COVID-19 test ...→

CDC: Up to 100K Contact Tracers Needed by September

CDC: Up to 100K Contact Tracers Needed by September

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield told Congress that in order to help combat the next wave of coronavirus, the country needs [...] Read full article: CDC: Up to 100K Contact Tracers Needed b...→

As New York City Begins To Reopen Next Week, All Eyes Will Be On Efficiency Of Hired Contact Tracers

As New York City Begins To Reopen Next Week, All Eyes Will Be On Efficiency Of Hired Contact Tracers

A key to New York City's reopening Monday will be its ability to test and trace people recently diagnosed with the coronavirus. Read full article: As New York City Begins To Reopen Next W...→

Hours Remain Limited At Some LA County COVID-19 Test Sites

Hours Remain Limited At Some LA County COVID-19 Test Sites

Some Los Angeles County COVID-19 testing sites had limited hours Wednesday due to safety concerns. Read full article: Hours Remain Limited At Some LA County C...→

NYC

NYC "contact tracing" program starts tracking down people with coronavirus

The city, epicenter of the pandemic, has hired 1,700 workers to reach out to people who tested positive. Read full article: NYC "contact tracing" program starts tra...→

NYC Announces Universal COVID Testing; Contact Tracers Reach Out to 600 People

NYC Announces Universal COVID Testing; Contact Tracers Reach Out to 600 People

The city has announced universal COVID-19 testing for all New Yorkers, courtesy of the Test & Trace Corps initiative. “Widespread testing holds the key to re-o [...] Read full article: NYC Announces Universal COVID Testing; C...→

Long Beach Closes All Coronavirus Test Sites Following Sunday Protests

Long Beach Closes All Coronavirus Test Sites Following Sunday Protests

Long Beach officials closed all coronavirus test sites in the city after Sunday's peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd turned to looting and violen [...] Read full article: Long Beach Closes All Coronavirus Test S...→

Cuomo Announces 10 More Testing Sites In NYC

Cuomo Announces 10 More Testing Sites In NYC "Hotspots" Where COVID-19 Rates Remain High

“We want to get down that infection rate, get down the new cases in those hotspots. They tend to be in the outer boroughs. Let's focus on those zip codes over [...] Read full article: Cuomo Announces 10 More Testing Sites In...→

Don’t fall for scammers posing as coronavirus contact tracers, Pritzker warns

Don’t fall for scammers posing as coronavirus contact tracers, Pritzker warns

More than 117,000 people have tested positive for the virus in four months, and more than 5,200 have died. Officials are counting on a bolstered contact tracin [...] Read full article: Don’t fall for scammers posing as corona...→

Satirical sites test Facebook's free speech policy with fake headlines about Zuckerberg

Satirical sites test Facebook's free speech policy with fake headlines about Zuckerberg

After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said social media sites should not be "arbiters of truth,"​ satirical websites began testing that idea – by taking aim at Zu [...] Read full article: Satirical sites test Facebook's free spe...→

Some NYC Contact Tracers Say Their Jobs Were Rescinded After “Utter Mess” Of A Hiring Process

Some NYC Contact Tracers Say Their Jobs Were Rescinded After “Utter Mess” Of A Hiring Process

"Nothing I’ve been told has stayed the same,” a recruiter for the contact tracing program told Gothamist. “People who may have thought they got the job probabl [...] Read full article: Some NYC Contact Tracers Say Their Jobs ...→

Santa Clara County Seeks Hundreds Of Contact Tracers To Track COVID-19 Spread

Santa Clara County Seeks Hundreds Of Contact Tracers To Track COVID-19 Spread

Santa Clara County is putting out the call to seek hundreds of contact tracers for tracking coronavirus cases. Read full article: Santa Clara County Seeks Hundreds Of Con...→

Maryland’s positive COVID-19 test rate drops as testing sites increase | WTOP

Maryland’s positivity rate for COVID-19 testing has dropped to 12.4%, with Prince George’s and Montgomery counties also seeing steep drops in positive results. Read full article: Maryland’s positive COVID-19 test rate d...→

CVS Health To Open 42 New Coronavirus Drive-Thru Test Sites Across Texas

CVS Health To Open 42 New Coronavirus Drive-Thru Test Sites Across Texas

CVS Health is opening 42 additional novel coronavirus test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Texas. Read full article: CVS Health To Open 42 New Coronavirus Dr...→

Prince George’s to Give Reopening Update as New Coronavirus Test Sites Open

Prince George’s to Give Reopening Update as New Coronavirus Test Sites Open

Prince George’s County has been burdened with the highest number of coronavirus diagnoses of any area in Maryland, but leaders are still aiming to join the res [...] Read full article: Prince George’s to Give Reopening Update...→

Restaurants in NYC hope to reopen soon and safely

Restaurants in NYC hope to reopen soon and safely

One downtown restaurant is showing off their curb appeal, saying they're ready for outdoor dining. Read full article: Restaurants in NYC hope to reopen soon a...→

Army vet's gold cross vanishes before his death at NYC hospital, as family asks for its return

Army vet's gold cross vanishes before his death at NYC hospital, as family asks for its return

Steve and Teresa Esposito, a Brooklyn couple married for 70 years, both died this month – he contracted COVID-19, and she had Alzheimer’s disease. Read full article: Army vet's gold cross vanishes before hi...→

Chicago To Spend $56 Million Hiring Hundreds Of COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Chicago To Spend $56 Million Hiring Hundreds Of COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Dr. Arwady and the mayor said contact tracers will make $20 an hour, supervisors $24 an hour. No prior experience is required. And all who take part will be tr [...] Read full article: Chicago To Spend $56 Million Hiring Hund...→

Chicago moves to create 600-strong army of contact tracers to fight coronavirus

Chicago moves to create 600-strong army of contact tracers to fight coronavirus

Community groups designated by the city will be charged with recruiting, training, hiring and supporting the contact tracers, supervisors and referral coordina [...] Read full article: Chicago moves to create 600-strong army ...→

Santa Clara County said it needed 700 contact tracers. So far, it has hired just 50

Santa Clara County said it needed 700 contact tracers. So far, it has hired just 50

The county trails its neighbors in building out a robust contact tracing workforce and remains far from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s goal. Read full article: Santa Clara County said it needed 700 co...→

More Than 1,700 Contact Tracers Will Be Ready For Duty Next Week, Mayor De Blasio Says

More Than 1,700 Contact Tracers Will Be Ready For Duty Next Week, Mayor De Blasio Says

The mayor said the indicators continue to move in the right direction and he anticipates phase 1 of reopening will begin in mid-June. Read full article: More Than 1,700 Contact Tracers Will Be ...→