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    Officials in New York’s Rockland County announced on Wednesday that they had issued subpoenas to eight people allegedly infected by the coronavirus for refusing to speak with contact tracers voluntarily. “The health of our county” will not be “compromised because of ignorance, stupidity, or obstinance,” Ed Day, the county executive, told reporters. “Failure to comply will be costly: $2,000 per day,” Patricia Rupert, the county’s health commissioner, added, referring to the subpoenas, according to the Hill. Officials are using the...
    (CNN)Public health officials in Rockland County, New York, issued subpoenas with expensive fines attached to force people connected to a coronavirus cluster to speak with contact tracers.Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert said county officials issued the subpoenas after the party-goers, all young adults in their 20s, attended a large party in Clarkstown on June 17.The host of the party had Covid-19 symptoms but held the party anyway, leading to the infection of eight attendees to date, Ruppert...
    A person wearing a protective face mask looks at her phone during the coronavirus pandemic on May 15, 2020 in New York City. Rob Kim/Getty Images Officials in a New York county have issued subpoenas to eight people who refused to comply with contact tracers after attending a party linked to a cluster of coronavirus cases. Contact tracers tried to call the partygoers to track down people who may have been exposed to the virus, but they were...
    A troubling cluster of COVID-19 cases has been linked to a New York party host who knew they had coronavirus symptoms and threw a bash anyway, but attendees are refusing to work with health officials to contain outbreak.  Health officials in Rockland County, New York are investigating a cluster of nine or more coronavirus cases that are linked to a large party thrown earlier this month. The blowout on June 17 in West Nyack led the host and eight partygoers...
    An important measure in slowing the spread of the coronavirus is contact tracing. Los Angeles health officials are helping to track the disease.COVID-19 cases in L.A. County have risen significantly in the past week. In total, over 100,000 people are infected with COVID-19 across L.A. county.The county has hired hundreds of contact tracers, who are working to slow the spread. Slowing the spread will require face coverings, physical distancing, regular hand sanitizing and contact tracers.MORE: Army of contact tracers in...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — For months, we’ve heard contact tracing will bring the coronavirus pandemic under control. But will that work? As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reported Wednesday evening, there is concern that contact tracing may not be a match for the magnitude of COVID-19. There are all sorts of reasons for that. First, there’s the fact the nation can’t seem to churn out tracers fast enough. But there are also the challenges of those unwilling to speak with a contact...
    By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina reported more people in the hospital and more deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday than any day since the pandemic began in March, overwhelming the ability to track cases and try to slow the spread of the virus, the states top infectious disease specialist said Wednesday. The spike in cases started just after the Memorial Day weekend. With the July 4th holiday weekend looming, state Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell said...
    Officials in Rockland County, New York, say they will have no choice but to issue subpoenas to get people to talk to contact tracers trying to combat the spread of coronavirus. Local NBC affiliate NYC Channel 4 reports that health officials are looking into at least eight COVID-19 cases in the county that likely are the result of a large party held earlier this month. But the county is running into a problem: people are not cooperating with contact tracers. In...
    As Texas becomes a national hotspot for the new coronavirus, the state is still falling short on the governor’s months-old goal to employ up to 4,000 contact tracers — and the number of virus detectives dropped recently when the state health agency reassigned hundreds of state workers. Earlier this month, 400 Texas Department of State Health Services employees who had been temporarily assigned to contact tracing were directed to other roles, including other COVID-19 response jobs, because there were sufficient...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Health officials in Los Angeles County have been ramping up contact tracing in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Radhika Kumar, a public health specialist with the county, is one of the now 1,500 contact tracers in the county. (Credit: CBSLA) Radhika Kumar, a public health specialist with the county, is one of the now 1,500 contact tracers in the county — most of whom are city and county employees — calling...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —  Chicago gets a $65 million dollar grant to enhance COVID-19 contact tracing efforts throughout the city. Around 600 jobs are available, specifically for people living on Chicago’s South and West Sides, areas that are seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The money is going to a collaborative effort through the  Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership), the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, NORC at the University of Chicago, Malcolm X College and Sinai...
    HOUSTON (AP) — Health departments around the U.S. that are using contact tracers to contain coronavirus outbreaks are scrambling to bolster their ranks amid a surge of cases and resistance to cooperation from those infected or exposed. With too few trained contact tracers to handle soaring caseloads, one hard-hit Arizona county is relying on National Guard members to pitch in. In Louisiana, people who have tested positive typically wait more than two days to respond to health officials — giving...
    By TAMMY WEBBER, BRADY McCOMBS and JOHN MONE, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Health departments around the U.S. that are using contact tracers to contain coronavirus outbreaks are scrambling to bolster their ranks amid a surge of cases and resistance to cooperation from those infected or exposed. With too few trained contact tracers to handle soaring caseloads, one hard-hit Arizona county is relying on National Guard members to pitch in. In Louisiana, people who have tested positive typically wait more...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Health departments in Texas and across the country that are using contact tracers to contain coronavirus outbreaks are scrambling to bolster their ranks amid a surge of cases and resistance to cooperation from those infected or exposed. With too few trained contact tracers to handle soaring caseloads, one hard-hit Arizona county is relying on National Guard members to pitch in. In Louisiana, people who have tested positive typically wait more than two days to respond to health...
    HOUSTON (AP) — Health departments around the U.S. that are using contact tracers to contain coronavirus outbreaks are scrambling to bolster their ranks amid a surge of cases and resistance to cooperation from those infected or exposed. With too few trained contact tracers to handle soaring caseloads, one hard-hit Arizona county is relying on National Guard members to pitch in. In Louisiana, people who have tested positive typically wait more than two days to respond to health officials — giving...
    HOUSTON (AP) — Health departments around the U.S. that are using contact tracers to contain coronavirus outbreaks are scrambling to bolster their ranks amid a surge of cases and resistance to cooperation from those infected or exposed. With too few trained contact tracers to handle soaring caseloads, one hard-hit Arizona county is relying on National Guard members to pitch in. In Louisiana, people who have tested positive typically wait more than two days to respond to health officials — giving...
    The leader of a group that fought against Maryland’s coronavirus lockdown measures is now seriously sick from the contagion — but refusing to help contact tracers, according to reports. Tim Walters, the co-founder of ReOpen Maryland, whose protests included flashmobs of people without masks, revealed in a video that he “crashed” last Wednesday and “had to go to the emergency room.” “I thought I was actually having a stroke … turns out I had COVID,” he said, asking for prayers....
    By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday hes seeking another $22 million to hire hundreds more contact tracers to track coronavirus spread in his state, where officials reported a near-record increase in virus cases and hospitalizations. Hutchinson said he wants to direct money from federal coronavirus relief funds, which health officials say will bring the states number of total tracers to 900. The state has 200 contact tracers and was already...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Lake County will soon be hiring up to 150 more contract tracers. CBS 2 is Working For Chicago and helping you find available jobs. At a virtual Town Hall Tuesday night, a board members mentioned they hope to start hiring later this week as they get the funding. The goal is to have trained contact tracers ready this fall if there is a second wave of COVID-19. Anyone interested can apply on the Lake County Health Department website.
    Meaghan Ellis June 23, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), revealed the United States is facing a massive shortage of contact tracers with only a third of the amount needed amid the coronavirus pandemic. During the “Oversight of the Trump Administration’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” hearing held by the Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday, Redfield was questioned about how a return to school will look for students in...
    Dr. Daniel Kombert, medical director for the Care Logistics Center and the director for the Clinical Command Center, middle, works with other medical professionals as they answer calls and track data at the Hartford HealthCare COVID-19 Command Center in Newington, Conn., on March 10, 2020.Kassi Jackson | Hartford Courant | Tribune News Service via Getty Images Kimberly Jocelyn graduated from college last month as millions across the country sheltered in place to avoid the coronavirus pandemic. Looking for a pandemic-friendly...
    A much-touted effort by New York City officials to prevent a “second wave” of COVID-19 outbreaks has gotten off to a “worrisome start” in part because a majority of people the city has contacted have failed to fully cooperate with the effort. The development follows the city’s widely reported decision to block contact tracers from asking people if they had participated in the Black Lives Matter protests or riots. The New York Times first reported on the “worrisome” start to the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The city is wrapping up a third week of contact tracing, a vital step in stopping the spread of COVID-19 as Phase 2 of reopening looms Monday. New numbers show most people who tested positive are answering the phone, but there are some challenges in getting necessary information, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported Sunday. The calls are going out, and 94% of people testing positive are picking up. But numbers from the city show a little less...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Its one of the greatest hopes for stopping the spread of coronavirus: contact tracing. Health workers across the state are calling people who were exposed to the virus - and directing them to quarantine. But now, officials warn imposters are out there too.This has posed a dilemma for the contact tracing program. On the one hand, officials are urging all of us to respond when health workers call.Coronavirus California: Gov. Newsom issues statewide order to wear...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s team of contact tracers monitoring the spread of the coronavirus around the city will not ask Covid-19-positive subjects whether they attended a protest. “No person will be asked proactively if they attended a protest,” de Blasio spokeswoman Avery Cohen told THE CITY. “If a person wants to proactively offer that information, there is an opportunity for them to do so.” De Blasio announced in late April that the city would hire 1,000 contact...