Contact Tracer Teams Growing Amid New Challenges


Jensa Woo, contact tracer, San Francisco Department of Public Health; librarian, San Francisco Public Library’s Merced Branch Library.

Joanna Cirillo, registered nurse; contact tracer and communicable disease public health nurse, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond.

Marcus Plescia, MD, chief medical officer, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).

Marshall Vogt, MPH, epidemiologist and COVID-19 containment team co-lead, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond.

News release, Resolve to Save Lives.

News release, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-PA.

News release, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

News release, University of California, San Francisco.


The Washington
Post: “State and city leaders in U.S. respond to coronavirus surge with new rules, dire warnings.”

CNN Health: “Young people in the US South and West are increasingly getting coronavirus.”

NPR Shots: “As States Reopen, Do They Have The Workforce They Need To Stop Coronavirus Outbreaks?”

WBUR: “Contact Tracers Say Many Calls Going Unanswered.”


Daily Independent: “New virus scam sends texts regarding contact tracing.”

CDC Foundation.

Fairfax County, VA: “Health Department Partners with IPHI to Expand Contact Tracing Efforts.”

Coursera.org: “COVID-19 Contact Tracing.”

Resolve to Save Lives.

George Washington University Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity.

ASTHO and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: “A National Plan to Enable Comprehensive COVID-19 Case Finding and Contact Tracing in the US.”



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