Saw this interesting article about contact tracing, a key step to ending the quarantine. This article is from NPR and makes a state by state comparison on contact tracing:
The CDC briefly describes contact tracing this way:
- Trace and monitor contacts of infected people. Notify them of their exposure.
- Support the quarantine of contacts. Help ensure the safe, sustainable and effective quarantine of contacts to prevent additional transmission.
- Expand staffing resources. Contact tracing in the US will require that states, tribes, localities and territorial establish large cadres of contact tracers.
- Use digital tools. Adoption and evaluation of digital tools may expand reach and efficacy of contact tracers.
Seems like our Yolo County "Roadmap to Recovery" should include a plan for contact tracing in our county. Here is the current version of the roadmap, which is a work in progress.