States Ramp Up Contact Tracing Amid Reopening

Ingrid Katz, MD, associate faculty director, Global Health Institute, Harvard University, Boston; associate physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Tom Frieden, MD, former director, CDC; president and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives.

M. Norman Oliver, MD, commissioner, Virginia Department of Health.

PreventEpidemics.org: “Box It In: Rapid Public Health Action Can Box In COVID-19 and Reopen Society,” “Contact tracing staffing calculator.”

Center for Health Security: “A National Plan to Enable Comprehensive COVID-19 Case Finding and Contact Tracing in the US.”

National Association of County and City Health Officials: “NACCHO Position Statement: Building COVID-19 Contact Tracing Capacity in Health Departments to Support Reopening American Society Safely, April 16, 2020.”

George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health: “New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the Need for COVID-19 Contact Tracing.”

NPR: “Bipartisan Public Health Leaders Letter on COVID19 Tracking and Tracing.”

WAMU 88.5, American University Radio: “States Nearly Doubled Plans For Contact Tracers Since NPR Surveyed Them 10 Days Ago.”

University of California, San Francisco: “UCSF Partners with State to Develop Public Health Workforce for COVID-19 Response.”

Governor.NY.Gov: “Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Contact Tracing Pilot Program Supported by Mayor Mike Bloomberg to Begin in Coming Weeks.”

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