State Ramping Up Contact Tracing Efforts To Combat The Coronavirus

May 18, 2020
Originally published on May 18, 2020 8:02 pm

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced plans to ramp up contact tracing in Kentucky. The goal is to contain coronavirus cases as the state's economy gradually reopens. The governor on Monday announced the hiring of veteran health care industry executive Mark Carter as an executive adviser to lead the contact tracing program.

Contact tracing is the process of tracking down people in close contact with those testing positive for coronavirus. Beshear says the effort’s success will depend on Kentuckians’ participation when contacted. He says information provided will be confidential. Beshear reported 260 more coronavirus cases in Kentucky the past two days.

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