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By Guest Editorial Roger Harnack
Publisher, Free Press Publishing 

Contact tracing and restaurant tabs on you


Voluntary must have a different meaning inside state government offices.

Last Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee and other participants in his coronavirus press conference said participation in a statewide contact tracing program would be voluntary. Under the program, anyone who tests positive for coronavirus would be contacted by the Washington National Guard, state Department of Licensing employees or other so-called “health professionals” to determine an infected person’s whereabouts and ascertain their personal interactions. Those who test positive would also be quarantined in their homes, along with their families. The contact tracing “army,” as Gov. Inslee called it, would then cont...

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