Sunday, April 5, 2020

Contact Tracers For Massachusetts - A First-In-The-Nation Plan

Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Soon, that may mean helping inform contact tracers.

Massachusetts has quickly ramped up testing to now have the 3rd highest COVID-19 testing capacity and output in the nation. To further the effort of combatting this illness, the Baker administration has launched a first of its kind in the nation initiative which will focus on tracing the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients.

Contact tracing will be combined with the state’s efforts to increase testing and will provide support to people in quarantine in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. This will engage the deployment of nearly 1,000 tracers working in unison.