1. Covid 19 coronavirus: Concerns patients could hide contacts out of 'shame'  New Zealand Herald
  2. Public health units now all using National Contact Tracing Solution  RNZ
  3. All public health units now using same contact tracing software after inconsistencies  1News
  4. Pennsylvania Partners With Staffing Agency To Hire 1000 Contact Tracers Paid Up To $22 An Hour  CBS Pittsburgh
  5. Contact Tracing Is Failing in Many States. Here’s Why.  The New York Times
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There are concerns Covid patients may not always tell the truth about who they've been in contact with and public health staff say it could be due to shame/bullying.There are concerns Covid patients may not always tell the truth about who they've been in contact with and public health staff say it could be due to shame/bullying.

Concerns Covid-19 patients could hide contact details out of 'shame' | RNZ News

Half of New Zealand's DHBs previously shunned the National Contact Tracing Solution.Half of New Zealand's DHBs previously shunned the National Contact Tracing Solution.

All public health units now using same contact tracing software after inconsistencies | 1 NEWS | TVNZ

Some people aren't very forthcoming when they test positive.Some people aren't very forthcoming when they test positive.

Some who test positive for COVID-19 not cooperating with contact tracers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced a nearly $23 million federally funded contract with Insight Global to recruit, hire, train, and support 1,000 paid contact tracing staff to further COVID-19 contact tracing efforts. “Across Pennsylvania, we have dedicated public health professionals who truly are the backbone of contact tracing, and this […]HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced a nearly $23 million federally funded contract with Insight Global to recruit, hire, train, and support 1,000 paid con…

Pennsylvania partners with agency to hire 1,000 more COVID-19 contact tracers | ABC27

Inadequate testing and protracted delays in producing results have crippled tracking and hampered efforts to contain major outbreaks.Inadequate testing and protracted delays in producing results have crippled tracking and hampered efforts to contain major outbreaks.

State health officials reminding people to answer the call in order to help stop the spread of coronavirus. In Indiana, most contact tracing is done through the state. The state will send a text before they call you. The text will include a number for you to call back and if you don’t respond to the text, someone will call you up to three times a day. If you have caller ID, it will show up as Indiana Health COVID. And they do leave voicemails.State health officials reminding people to answer the call in order to help stop the spread of coronavirus. In Indiana, most contact tracing is done through the state. The state will send a text before they call you. The text will include a number for you to call back and if you don’t respond to the text, someone will call you up to three times a day. If you have caller ID, it will show up as Indiana Health COVID. And they do leave voicemails.

Health officials remind people to pick up the phone for contact tracers | WSBT

Health officials remind people to pick up the phone for contact tracers

Michael Hokanson says the department has focused on contact tracing since the virus began, but it's becoming more difficult with the recent surge.As positive cases continue to rise across the state, local health departments are looking for help.

Georgia health departments look for contact tracers | 13wmaz.com

Upon learning of the coronavirus infections starting to spread inside her Bellflower nursing home, Linda Mayberry wondered why Los Angeles County public health officials weren’t taking action to keep her and other residents safe.L.A. County's contact-tracing system has repeatedly failed to alert officials to outbreaks at workplaces, allowing COVID-19 to continue to spread.

L.A. County fails to detect COVID-19 outbreaks at workplaces - Los Angeles Times

The state of Illinois wants 90 percent of infections traced within 24 hours of a diagnosis, but officials in some areas admit they are falling far short of that.The state of Illinois wants 90 percent of infections traced within 24 hours of a diagnosis, but officials in some areas admit they are falling far short of that.

Illinois coronavirus contact tracers face daunting job: hang-ups, lies and wrong numbers - Chicago Sun-Times

The state has said recruitment will focus on people who lost jobs because of the pandemic.

Here’s how to apply for Pa.’s $18-$22 per hour COVID contact tracing jobs - pennlive.com

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is hiring 1,000 coronavirus contact tracers who will be paid up to $22 an hour. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is hiring 1,000 coronavirus contact tracers who will be paid up to $22 an hour.

Pennsylvania Partners With Staffing Agency To Hire 1,000 Contact Tracers Paid Up To $22 An Hour – CBS Pittsburgh

As coronavirus continues its spread across Kentucky with nearly 29,000 cases, public health officials and Governor Andy Beshear have promoted contactAs coronavirus continues its spread across Kentucky with nearly 29,000 cases, public health officials and Governor Andy Beshear have promoted contact

How Kentucky’s Contact Tracing Works, Via Christian County Health Department | WKMS

State hiring 25 contact tracers a week

By this time last week, the University of Hawaiʻi-Hawaiʻi State Department of Health Contact Tracing Training Program had trained nearly 450 qualified individuals who will be available to be activated as needed, to trace known contacts of COVID-19 positive cases throughout the state.

Nearly 450 Individuals Trained as Contact Tracers Under UH Program | Maui Now | Hawaii News

The state Department of Health on Friday announced a plan to hire coronavirus case tracers.The state Department of Health on Friday announced a plan to hire coronavirus case tracers.

Pennsylvania announces plan to hire 1,000 coronavirus contact tracers at $18 an hour and up; priority going to those who lost jobs - The Morning Call

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, West Virginia public health entities have been spearheading efforts in contact tracing to meet the state’s specific needs. In attempts to be responsive to a continuously changing epidemic landscape, training and implementing contact tracers throughout the state has become an integral part in the fight […]MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, West Virginia public health entities have been spearheading efforts in contact tracing to meet the state’s specific needs. In att…

Contact tracing efforts that began in Morgantown spreading to rest of state and beyond | WBOY.com

"There may be a myriad of reasons for a subject to be less than truthful about contact with others if diagnosed positive.""There may be a myriad of reasons for a subject to be less than truthful about contact with others if diagnosed positive."

Concerns COVID-19 patients could hide where they've been out of shame | Newshub