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AP examines states’ readiness for contact tracing

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Christina Cassidy, state government reporter, Atlanta; Jason Dearen, investigative reporter, Gainesville, Florida; and Meghan Hoyer, data team editor, Washington, led a team of AP reporters to determine if state governments are prepared to conduct contact tracing, a key requirement for restarting state economies. They began by putting a series of detailed questions to state health officials. The AP review found a patchwork of systems around the country, with many states unable to keep up with caseloads and scrambling to hire and train enough people to handle the task for the months ahead. https://bit.ly/35jbrdk

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