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Politics, fear keep some COVID-positive people from disclosing contacts. What’s the solution?

Some counties are leaning on trusted community messengers to improve contact tracing success.

By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Gov. Tom Wolf announces New-Deal-esqe civilian corps to help with COVID-19 response

He says he’s angling for a broad program to train workers to test for COVID-19 and conduct contact tracing to track infection rates.
By Katie Meyer

How Pa. plans to keep track of the coronavirus after reopening to prevent another outbreak

Health officials said they will rely on a combination of partnerships with local hospital systems, voluntary tracking technology, and federal funding to hire additional staff.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Pa. to set coronavirus testing, contact tracing benchmarks just days before gradual reopening is set to begin

The state could need to conduct about 19,000 tests per day and employ as many as 2,000 contact tracers, numbers that far exceed current levels.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Daniel Simmons-Ritchie/Spotlight PA