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ISSUE 73 | August 6, 2020
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PA cancels volunteer coronavirus contact tracers, moves to hire 1,000 paid staff
The Pennsylvania Health Department recently announced the postponement of its program to train volunteers in contact tracing, the practice of identifying individuals who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.
The commonwealth is planning to hire 1,000 paid workers instead. Public health experts are concerned that Pennsylvania is severely understaffed in terms of contact tracers.