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City Ramping Up Contact Tracing Efforts; Free Online Contact Tracing Course Available

On Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot will lay out the city's plan to ramp up contact tracing efforts for COVID-19 cases in Chicago. Read full article: City Ramping Up Contact Tracing Efforts;...→

City Ramping Up Contact Tracing Efforts; Free Online Contact Tracing Course Available

On Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot will lay out the city's plan to ramp up contact tracing efforts for COVID-19 cases in Chicago. Read full article: City Ramping Up Contact Tracing Efforts;...→

Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Contracted Coronavirus During Primary Election As City Ramps Up Contact Tracing

Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Contracted Coronavirus During Primary Election As City Ramps Up Contact Tracing

Johnson worked as a poll worker at Andrew Hamilton School during the June 2 primary. She says she believes that is when she contracted COVID-19. Read full article: Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Co...→

CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing limited COVID-19 outbreak for UT students on spring break trip

CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing limited COVID-19 outbreak for UT students on spring break trip

In March, Austin Public Health reported a group of approximately 70 adults in their 20s left for a spring break trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on a chartered p [...] Read full article: CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing ...→

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...→

Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 contact tracing – here's how

Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 contact tracing – here's how

Last month, both Apple and Google rolled out new COVID-19 contact tracing tools with the goal of helping curb the spread of COVID-19 and alert people who have [...] Read full article: Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 conta...→

Republicans aren’t defending free speech online — they’re attacking it

Republicans aren’t defending free speech online — they’re attacking it

Conservatives claim that new proposals will defend their political speech online, yet, by using government power to force websites to host speech they don’t wa [...] Read full article: Republicans aren’t defending free speech...→

The free Father’s Day favorite is popping up online, rather than in-person, in 2 [...]

The free Father’s Day favorite is popping up online, rather than in-person, in 2020.... The LA-started sweet-maker created a cupcake-y collaboration with Shine [...] Read full article: The free Father’s Day favorite is poppin...→

Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse to Use Contact Tracing Apps

Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse to Use Contact Tracing Apps

According to a recent report, more than seven in ten Americans refuse to use coronavirus contact tracing apps developed by tech giants like Apple and Google. Read full article: Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse...→

Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has released a consumer alert video warning of what he called an emerging scam connected to COVID-19 contact tracing. “Whi [...] Read full article: Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To CO...→

HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contact Tracing Won't Involve IT

HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contact Tracing Won't Involve IT

The type of contact tracing the federal government is using to help curb the spread of the coronavirus won't impede on people's privacy, Health and Human Servi [...] Read full article: HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contac...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

Contact tracing is here, and it’s even more frightening than ima

Contact tracing is here, and it’s even more frightening than ima

Never mind former President Ronald Reagan’s warning of the most terrifying words in the English language — “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” The [...] Read full article: Contact tracing is here, and it’s even m...→

NoHo BID offers free PPE for local businesses as New York City reopens - amNewYork

The NoHo BID is working to make sure that local businesses have what they need to begin reopening. As businesses begin to reopen in phase 1 of reopening, Read full article: NoHo BID offers free PPE for local busin...→

BBB: Don't fall for these COVID-19 contact tracing scams

BBB: Don't fall for these COVID-19 contact tracing scams

The BBB says scammers are taking advantage of people’s fears about contracting the coronavirus as public health officials roll out contact tracing programs. Read full article: BBB: Don't fall for these COVID-19 conta...→

In Rural Texas, COVID-19 Contact Tracing is Largely Up to Local Officials, If It Happens at All - The Texas Observer

As public health experts warn of new waves of infections this summer or fall, experts say there’s still not a robust system in place to track the coronavirus, [...] Read full article: In Rural Texas, COVID-19 Contact Tracing...→

City-based branch of Lutheran church to host online day of discussions around LGBTQ community, race and more - amNewYork

City-based branch of Lutheran church to host online day of discussions around LGBTQ community, race and more - amNewYork

A local branch of the Evangelical Church in America (ELCA) is hosting a day-long pride event online this weekend. The Metropolitan New York Synod, a Read full article: City-based branch of Lutheran church to ...→

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

(CNN) — Seattle’s mayor told protesters Monday “it’s time for people to go home” and leave the Capitol Hill neighborhood they have established as an autonomous [...] Read full article: Seattle mayor announces city will reclai...→

Officials issue warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls

Officials issue warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls

(WSVN) - Officials have issued a new warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls. Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a warning Monday urging the public [...] Read full article: Officials issue warning about fake COVID...→

Police chief says Seattle does not have 'cop-free' zones, denies city is 'under siege'

Police chief says Seattle does not have 'cop-free' zones, denies city is 'under siege'

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)... Seattle police chief says no part of city is 'cop-free' after business owner complains they didn't respond to dozen-plus 911 calls [...] Read full article: Police chief says Seattle does not have ...→

Police chief warns CHOP occupiers: ‘No cop-free zone in the city of Seattle’

Police chief warns CHOP occupiers: ‘No cop-free zone in the city of Seattle’

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best says officers will go into the several-block area being occupied by protesters if there are threats to public safety. Read full article: Police chief warns CHOP occupiers: ‘No c...→

St. Paul City Council seeks live, public comment online on tenants rights, gay conversion therapy

St. Paul City Council seeks live, public comment online on tenants rights, gay conversion therapy

The St. Paul City Council is asking the general public to log in and share their comments live online on two issues that have generated plenty of attention nat [...] Read full article: St. Paul City Council seeks live, public...→

States Back Out of Google and Apple's Contact Tracing App Plans

States Back Out of Google and Apple's Contact Tracing App Plans

Multiple States across the country are reportedly walking back promises to use contact tracing systems developed by Silicon Valley tech firms such as Google an [...] Read full article: States Back Out of Google and Apple's Co...→

Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech’s chance to step up. They haven’t happened.

Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech’s chance to step up. They haven’t happened.

Most states are giving the cold shoulder to smartphone apps, though some developers think there's still a chance for them to catch on. Read full article: Coronavirus contact tracing apps were te...→

More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program

More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program

The $40 million investment is a crucial step as the county begins to reopen, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. "The program will help us conti [...] Read full article: More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a da...→

Chirlane McCray says NYPD-free New York City would be ‘nirvana’

Chirlane McCray says NYPD-free New York City would be ‘nirvana’

New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray – whom Mayor Bill de Blasio has credited for his executive decision to jump on the “defund the police” bandwagon – sai [...] Read full article: Chirlane McCray says NYPD-free New York ...→

New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Contact Tracing; Gov. Murphy Makes It Clear Program Is Not A Tracking App

New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Contact Tracing; Gov. Murphy Makes It Clear Program Is Not A Tracking App

For those uneasy about contact tracing and privacy, Gov. Phil Murphy provided many answers on Wednesday that he hopes will ease concerns. Read full article: New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Co...→

States are expanding contact tracing efforts, Fla. maintains its program is adequate

States are expanding contact tracing efforts, Fla. maintains its program is adequate

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State is on the rise and the state works to rebound, Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone takes a closer look a [...] Read full article: States are expanding contact tracing eff...→

Minneapolis City Council president aspires to have a 'police free society'

Minneapolis City Council president aspires to have a 'police free society'

The president of the Minneapolis City Council, who went viral for saying that calling the police when your home is broken into “comes from a place of privilege [...] Read full article: Minneapolis City Council president aspir...→

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

Austin Public Health is reporting alarming numbers paired with alarming news that contact tracing efforts may not be very effective in slowing the spread local [...] Read full article: As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public H...→

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...→

MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

The MIT Technology Review recently published an article noting that a number of new coronavirus contact tracing apps have been introduced that invasively track [...] Read full article: MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus C...→

Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on contact-tracing app

Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on contact-tracing app

U.K. contact tracing, India-China tensions, a stolen van Gogh: Here’s what you need to know. Read full article: Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on c...→

Seattle police chief says no part of city is 'cop-free' after business owner's complaint

Seattle police chief says no part of city is 'cop-free' after business owner's complaint

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said Monday there is no “cop-free” zone in the city after to a local business owner said he called 911 more than a dozen times [...] Read full article: Seattle police chief says no part of cit...→

City Officials Offering Free COVID-19 Testing To People Who Took Part In Protest Rallies, Marches

City Officials Offering Free COVID-19 Testing To People Who Took Part In Protest Rallies, Marches

“Getting tested is the best way to know if you have COVID-19, and the City strongly encourages anyone getting tested to schedule an appointment online if possi [...] Read full article: City Officials Offering Free COVID-19 Te...→

Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavirus cases: We have to 'get serious' about contact tracing

Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavirus cases: We have to 'get serious' about contact tracing

Dr. Mehmet Oz said on Tuesday that he was worried about the states that have shown a "significant" increase in coronavirus-related hospitalizations.  Read full article: Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavir...→

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 ...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

NYC first lady Chirlane McCray says police-free city 'would be like a nirvana, a utopia,' but not anytime soon

NYC first lady Chirlane McCray says police-free city 'would be like a nirvana, a utopia,' but not anytime soon

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray said Tuesday that it would be like "nirvana" if society didn't need police officers to keep the peace, but then als [...] Read full article: NYC first lady Chirlane McCray says poli...→

DC not ready for Phase Two despite coronavirus progress; contact tracing ramps up | WTOP

D.C. is making headway on at least one metric it needs to see in order to start Phase Two reopening amid the pandemic, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: DC not ready for Phase Two despite coron...→

New coronavirus worry: Contact tracing scams

New coronavirus worry: Contact tracing scams

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issues a warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracers. Key takeaway: Real tracers will NEVER ask you for your Social [...] Read full article: New coronavirus worry: Contact tracing s...→

‘The goal’: Minneapolis City Council president seeks ‘police-free future’

‘The goal’: Minneapolis City Council president seeks ‘police-free future’

The president of the Minneapolis City Council doesn’t merely want to disband the current department — she wants a “police-free future.” Read full article: ‘The goal’: Minneapolis City Council pre...→

Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Contracted Coronavirus During Primary Election As City Ramps Up Contact Tracing

Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Contracted Coronavirus During Primary Election As City Ramps Up Contact Tracing

Johnson worked as a poll worker at Andrew Hamilton School during the June 2 primary. She says she believes that is when she contracted COVID-19. Read full article: Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Co...→

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

Austin Public Health is reporting alarming numbers paired with alarming news that contact tracing efforts may not be very effective in slowing the spread local [...] Read full article: As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public H...→

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

(CNN) — Seattle’s mayor told protesters Monday “it’s time for people to go home” and leave the Capitol Hill neighborhood they have established as an autonomous [...] Read full article: Seattle mayor announces city will reclai...→

Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 contact tracing – here's how

Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 contact tracing – here's how

Last month, both Apple and Google rolled out new COVID-19 contact tracing tools with the goal of helping curb the spread of COVID-19 and alert people who have [...] Read full article: Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 conta...→

Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on contact-tracing app

Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on contact-tracing app

U.K. contact tracing, India-China tensions, a stolen van Gogh: Here’s what you need to know. Read full article: Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on c...→

Police chief says Seattle does not have 'cop-free' zones, denies city is 'under siege'

Police chief says Seattle does not have 'cop-free' zones, denies city is 'under siege'

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)... Seattle police chief says no part of city is 'cop-free' after business owner complains they didn't respond to dozen-plus 911 calls [...] Read full article: Police chief says Seattle does not have ...→

The free Father’s Day favorite is popping up online, rather than in-person, in 2 [...]

The free Father’s Day favorite is popping up online, rather than in-person, in 2020.... The LA-started sweet-maker created a cupcake-y collaboration with Shine [...] Read full article: The free Father’s Day favorite is poppin...→

City Officials Offering Free COVID-19 Testing To People Who Took Part In Protest Rallies, Marches

City Officials Offering Free COVID-19 Testing To People Who Took Part In Protest Rallies, Marches

“Getting tested is the best way to know if you have COVID-19, and the City strongly encourages anyone getting tested to schedule an appointment online if possi [...] Read full article: City Officials Offering Free COVID-19 Te...→

St. Paul City Council seeks live, public comment online on tenants rights, gay conversion therapy

St. Paul City Council seeks live, public comment online on tenants rights, gay conversion therapy

The St. Paul City Council is asking the general public to log in and share their comments live online on two issues that have generated plenty of attention nat [...] Read full article: St. Paul City Council seeks live, public...→

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 ...→

Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech’s chance to step up. They haven’t happened.

Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech’s chance to step up. They haven’t happened.

Most states are giving the cold shoulder to smartphone apps, though some developers think there's still a chance for them to catch on. Read full article: Coronavirus contact tracing apps were te...→

HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contact Tracing Won't Involve IT

HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contact Tracing Won't Involve IT

The type of contact tracing the federal government is using to help curb the spread of the coronavirus won't impede on people's privacy, Health and Human Servi [...] Read full article: HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contac...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

Chirlane McCray says NYPD-free New York City would be ‘nirvana’

Chirlane McCray says NYPD-free New York City would be ‘nirvana’

New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray – whom Mayor Bill de Blasio has credited for his executive decision to jump on the “defund the police” bandwagon – sai [...] Read full article: Chirlane McCray says NYPD-free New York ...→

Contact tracing is here, and it’s even more frightening than ima

Contact tracing is here, and it’s even more frightening than ima

Never mind former President Ronald Reagan’s warning of the most terrifying words in the English language — “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” The [...] Read full article: Contact tracing is here, and it’s even m...→

DC not ready for Phase Two despite coronavirus progress; contact tracing ramps up | WTOP

D.C. is making headway on at least one metric it needs to see in order to start Phase Two reopening amid the pandemic, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: DC not ready for Phase Two despite coron...→

States are expanding contact tracing efforts, Fla. maintains its program is adequate

States are expanding contact tracing efforts, Fla. maintains its program is adequate

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State is on the rise and the state works to rebound, Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone takes a closer look a [...] Read full article: States are expanding contact tracing eff...→

BBB: Don't fall for these COVID-19 contact tracing scams

BBB: Don't fall for these COVID-19 contact tracing scams

The BBB says scammers are taking advantage of people’s fears about contracting the coronavirus as public health officials roll out contact tracing programs. Read full article: BBB: Don't fall for these COVID-19 conta...→

‘The goal’: Minneapolis City Council president seeks ‘police-free future’

‘The goal’: Minneapolis City Council president seeks ‘police-free future’

The president of the Minneapolis City Council doesn’t merely want to disband the current department — she wants a “police-free future.” Read full article: ‘The goal’: Minneapolis City Council pre...→

City-based branch of Lutheran church to host online day of discussions around LGBTQ community, race and more - amNewYork

City-based branch of Lutheran church to host online day of discussions around LGBTQ community, race and more - amNewYork

A local branch of the Evangelical Church in America (ELCA) is hosting a day-long pride event online this weekend. The Metropolitan New York Synod, a Read full article: City-based branch of Lutheran church to ...→

CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing limited COVID-19 outbreak for UT students on spring break trip

CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing limited COVID-19 outbreak for UT students on spring break trip

In March, Austin Public Health reported a group of approximately 70 adults in their 20s left for a spring break trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on a chartered p [...] Read full article: CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing ...→

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...→

Officials issue warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls

Officials issue warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls

(WSVN) - Officials have issued a new warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls. Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a warning Monday urging the public [...] Read full article: Officials issue warning about fake COVID...→

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...→

MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

The MIT Technology Review recently published an article noting that a number of new coronavirus contact tracing apps have been introduced that invasively track [...] Read full article: MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus C...→

Republicans aren’t defending free speech online — they’re attacking it

Republicans aren’t defending free speech online — they’re attacking it

Conservatives claim that new proposals will defend their political speech online, yet, by using government power to force websites to host speech they don’t wa [...] Read full article: Republicans aren’t defending free speech...→

Seattle police chief says no part of city is 'cop-free' after business owner's complaint

Seattle police chief says no part of city is 'cop-free' after business owner's complaint

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said Monday there is no “cop-free” zone in the city after to a local business owner said he called 911 more than a dozen times [...] Read full article: Seattle police chief says no part of cit...→

Police chief warns CHOP occupiers: ‘No cop-free zone in the city of Seattle’

Police chief warns CHOP occupiers: ‘No cop-free zone in the city of Seattle’

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best says officers will go into the several-block area being occupied by protesters if there are threats to public safety. Read full article: Police chief warns CHOP occupiers: ‘No c...→

Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse to Use Contact Tracing Apps

Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse to Use Contact Tracing Apps

According to a recent report, more than seven in ten Americans refuse to use coronavirus contact tracing apps developed by tech giants like Apple and Google. Read full article: Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse...→

Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavirus cases: We have to 'get serious' about contact tracing

Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavirus cases: We have to 'get serious' about contact tracing

Dr. Mehmet Oz said on Tuesday that he was worried about the states that have shown a "significant" increase in coronavirus-related hospitalizations.  Read full article: Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavir...→

States Back Out of Google and Apple's Contact Tracing App Plans

States Back Out of Google and Apple's Contact Tracing App Plans

Multiple States across the country are reportedly walking back promises to use contact tracing systems developed by Silicon Valley tech firms such as Google an [...] Read full article: States Back Out of Google and Apple's Co...→

Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has released a consumer alert video warning of what he called an emerging scam connected to COVID-19 contact tracing. “Whi [...] Read full article: Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To CO...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program

More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program

The $40 million investment is a crucial step as the county begins to reopen, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. "The program will help us conti [...] Read full article: More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a da...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

NYC first lady Chirlane McCray says police-free city 'would be like a nirvana, a utopia,' but not anytime soon

NYC first lady Chirlane McCray says police-free city 'would be like a nirvana, a utopia,' but not anytime soon

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray said Tuesday that it would be like "nirvana" if society didn't need police officers to keep the peace, but then als [...] Read full article: NYC first lady Chirlane McCray says poli...→

New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Contact Tracing; Gov. Murphy Makes It Clear Program Is Not A Tracking App

New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Contact Tracing; Gov. Murphy Makes It Clear Program Is Not A Tracking App

For those uneasy about contact tracing and privacy, Gov. Phil Murphy provided many answers on Wednesday that he hopes will ease concerns. Read full article: New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Co...→

NoHo BID offers free PPE for local businesses as New York City reopens - amNewYork

The NoHo BID is working to make sure that local businesses have what they need to begin reopening. As businesses begin to reopen in phase 1 of reopening, Read full article: NoHo BID offers free PPE for local busin...→

New coronavirus worry: Contact tracing scams

New coronavirus worry: Contact tracing scams

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issues a warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracers. Key takeaway: Real tracers will NEVER ask you for your Social [...] Read full article: New coronavirus worry: Contact tracing s...→

Minneapolis City Council president aspires to have a 'police free society'

Minneapolis City Council president aspires to have a 'police free society'

The president of the Minneapolis City Council, who went viral for saying that calling the police when your home is broken into “comes from a place of privilege [...] Read full article: Minneapolis City Council president aspir...→

In Rural Texas, COVID-19 Contact Tracing is Largely Up to Local Officials, If It Happens at All - The Texas Observer

As public health experts warn of new waves of infections this summer or fall, experts say there’s still not a robust system in place to track the coronavirus, [...] Read full article: In Rural Texas, COVID-19 Contact Tracing...→

Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Contracted Coronavirus During Primary Election As City Ramps Up Contact Tracing

Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Contracted Coronavirus During Primary Election As City Ramps Up Contact Tracing

Johnson worked as a poll worker at Andrew Hamilton School during the June 2 primary. She says she believes that is when she contracted COVID-19. Read full article: Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Co...→

City-based branch of Lutheran church to host online day of discussions around LGBTQ community, race and more - amNewYork

City-based branch of Lutheran church to host online day of discussions around LGBTQ community, race and more - amNewYork

A local branch of the Evangelical Church in America (ELCA) is hosting a day-long pride event online this weekend. The Metropolitan New York Synod, a Read full article: City-based branch of Lutheran church to ...→

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

Austin Public Health is reporting alarming numbers paired with alarming news that contact tracing efforts may not be very effective in slowing the spread local [...] Read full article: As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public H...→

CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing limited COVID-19 outbreak for UT students on spring break trip

CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing limited COVID-19 outbreak for UT students on spring break trip

In March, Austin Public Health reported a group of approximately 70 adults in their 20s left for a spring break trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on a chartered p [...] Read full article: CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing ...→

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

(CNN) — Seattle’s mayor told protesters Monday “it’s time for people to go home” and leave the Capitol Hill neighborhood they have established as an autonomous [...] Read full article: Seattle mayor announces city will reclai...→

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...→

Officials issue warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls

Officials issue warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls

(WSVN) - Officials have issued a new warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls. Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a warning Monday urging the public [...] Read full article: Officials issue warning about fake COVID...→

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...→

MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

The MIT Technology Review recently published an article noting that a number of new coronavirus contact tracing apps have been introduced that invasively track [...] Read full article: MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus C...→

Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 contact tracing – here's how

Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 contact tracing – here's how

Last month, both Apple and Google rolled out new COVID-19 contact tracing tools with the goal of helping curb the spread of COVID-19 and alert people who have [...] Read full article: Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 conta...→

Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on contact-tracing app

Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on contact-tracing app

U.K. contact tracing, India-China tensions, a stolen van Gogh: Here’s what you need to know. Read full article: Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on c...→

Republicans aren’t defending free speech online — they’re attacking it

Republicans aren’t defending free speech online — they’re attacking it

Conservatives claim that new proposals will defend their political speech online, yet, by using government power to force websites to host speech they don’t wa [...] Read full article: Republicans aren’t defending free speech...→

Police chief says Seattle does not have 'cop-free' zones, denies city is 'under siege'

Police chief says Seattle does not have 'cop-free' zones, denies city is 'under siege'

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)... Seattle police chief says no part of city is 'cop-free' after business owner complains they didn't respond to dozen-plus 911 calls [...] Read full article: Police chief says Seattle does not have ...→

Seattle police chief says no part of city is 'cop-free' after business owner's complaint

Seattle police chief says no part of city is 'cop-free' after business owner's complaint

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said Monday there is no “cop-free” zone in the city after to a local business owner said he called 911 more than a dozen times [...] Read full article: Seattle police chief says no part of cit...→

The free Father’s Day favorite is popping up online, rather than in-person, in 2 [...]

The free Father’s Day favorite is popping up online, rather than in-person, in 2020.... The LA-started sweet-maker created a cupcake-y collaboration with Shine [...] Read full article: The free Father’s Day favorite is poppin...→

Police chief warns CHOP occupiers: ‘No cop-free zone in the city of Seattle’

Police chief warns CHOP occupiers: ‘No cop-free zone in the city of Seattle’

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best says officers will go into the several-block area being occupied by protesters if there are threats to public safety. Read full article: Police chief warns CHOP occupiers: ‘No c...→

City Officials Offering Free COVID-19 Testing To People Who Took Part In Protest Rallies, Marches

City Officials Offering Free COVID-19 Testing To People Who Took Part In Protest Rallies, Marches

“Getting tested is the best way to know if you have COVID-19, and the City strongly encourages anyone getting tested to schedule an appointment online if possi [...] Read full article: City Officials Offering Free COVID-19 Te...→

Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse to Use Contact Tracing Apps

Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse to Use Contact Tracing Apps

According to a recent report, more than seven in ten Americans refuse to use coronavirus contact tracing apps developed by tech giants like Apple and Google. Read full article: Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse...→

St. Paul City Council seeks live, public comment online on tenants rights, gay conversion therapy

St. Paul City Council seeks live, public comment online on tenants rights, gay conversion therapy

The St. Paul City Council is asking the general public to log in and share their comments live online on two issues that have generated plenty of attention nat [...] Read full article: St. Paul City Council seeks live, public...→

Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavirus cases: We have to 'get serious' about contact tracing

Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavirus cases: We have to 'get serious' about contact tracing

Dr. Mehmet Oz said on Tuesday that he was worried about the states that have shown a "significant" increase in coronavirus-related hospitalizations.  Read full article: Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavir...→

States Back Out of Google and Apple's Contact Tracing App Plans

States Back Out of Google and Apple's Contact Tracing App Plans

Multiple States across the country are reportedly walking back promises to use contact tracing systems developed by Silicon Valley tech firms such as Google an [...] Read full article: States Back Out of Google and Apple's Co...→

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 ...→

Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has released a consumer alert video warning of what he called an emerging scam connected to COVID-19 contact tracing. “Whi [...] Read full article: Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To CO...→

Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech’s chance to step up. They haven’t happened.

Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech’s chance to step up. They haven’t happened.

Most states are giving the cold shoulder to smartphone apps, though some developers think there's still a chance for them to catch on. Read full article: Coronavirus contact tracing apps were te...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contact Tracing Won't Involve IT

HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contact Tracing Won't Involve IT

The type of contact tracing the federal government is using to help curb the spread of the coronavirus won't impede on people's privacy, Health and Human Servi [...] Read full article: HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contac...→

More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program

More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program

The $40 million investment is a crucial step as the county begins to reopen, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. "The program will help us conti [...] Read full article: More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a da...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

Chirlane McCray says NYPD-free New York City would be ‘nirvana’

Chirlane McCray says NYPD-free New York City would be ‘nirvana’

New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray – whom Mayor Bill de Blasio has credited for his executive decision to jump on the “defund the police” bandwagon – sai [...] Read full article: Chirlane McCray says NYPD-free New York ...→

NYC first lady Chirlane McCray says police-free city 'would be like a nirvana, a utopia,' but not anytime soon

NYC first lady Chirlane McCray says police-free city 'would be like a nirvana, a utopia,' but not anytime soon

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray said Tuesday that it would be like "nirvana" if society didn't need police officers to keep the peace, but then als [...] Read full article: NYC first lady Chirlane McCray says poli...→

Contact tracing is here, and it’s even more frightening than ima

Contact tracing is here, and it’s even more frightening than ima

Never mind former President Ronald Reagan’s warning of the most terrifying words in the English language — “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” The [...] Read full article: Contact tracing is here, and it’s even m...→

New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Contact Tracing; Gov. Murphy Makes It Clear Program Is Not A Tracking App

New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Contact Tracing; Gov. Murphy Makes It Clear Program Is Not A Tracking App

For those uneasy about contact tracing and privacy, Gov. Phil Murphy provided many answers on Wednesday that he hopes will ease concerns. Read full article: New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Co...→

DC not ready for Phase Two despite coronavirus progress; contact tracing ramps up | WTOP

D.C. is making headway on at least one metric it needs to see in order to start Phase Two reopening amid the pandemic, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: DC not ready for Phase Two despite coron...→

NoHo BID offers free PPE for local businesses as New York City reopens - amNewYork

The NoHo BID is working to make sure that local businesses have what they need to begin reopening. As businesses begin to reopen in phase 1 of reopening, Read full article: NoHo BID offers free PPE for local busin...→

States are expanding contact tracing efforts, Fla. maintains its program is adequate

States are expanding contact tracing efforts, Fla. maintains its program is adequate

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State is on the rise and the state works to rebound, Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone takes a closer look a [...] Read full article: States are expanding contact tracing eff...→

New coronavirus worry: Contact tracing scams

New coronavirus worry: Contact tracing scams

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issues a warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracers. Key takeaway: Real tracers will NEVER ask you for your Social [...] Read full article: New coronavirus worry: Contact tracing s...→

BBB: Don't fall for these COVID-19 contact tracing scams

BBB: Don't fall for these COVID-19 contact tracing scams

The BBB says scammers are taking advantage of people’s fears about contracting the coronavirus as public health officials roll out contact tracing programs. Read full article: BBB: Don't fall for these COVID-19 conta...→

Minneapolis City Council president aspires to have a 'police free society'

Minneapolis City Council president aspires to have a 'police free society'

The president of the Minneapolis City Council, who went viral for saying that calling the police when your home is broken into “comes from a place of privilege [...] Read full article: Minneapolis City Council president aspir...→

‘The goal’: Minneapolis City Council president seeks ‘police-free future’

‘The goal’: Minneapolis City Council president seeks ‘police-free future’

The president of the Minneapolis City Council doesn’t merely want to disband the current department — she wants a “police-free future.” Read full article: ‘The goal’: Minneapolis City Council pre...→

In Rural Texas, COVID-19 Contact Tracing is Largely Up to Local Officials, If It Happens at All - The Texas Observer

As public health experts warn of new waves of infections this summer or fall, experts say there’s still not a robust system in place to track the coronavirus, [...] Read full article: In Rural Texas, COVID-19 Contact Tracing...→