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Inslee announces contact tracing initiative

 


Gov. Jay Inslee announced the launch of a statewide contact tracing plan last Wednesday that will allow more businesses to open and more people to be active in public while helping to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Contact tracing is another tool in our toolbox for tackling COVID-19 in Washington,” Inslee said. “While we need to continue physical distancing, this will allow us to get a better handle on who gets sick and how the virus is spread, which is vital to re-opening our economy.”

Local health departments will lead these efforts and the state Department of Health and its partners will support this work.

People should confine at home immediately upon first symptoms...



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