Need exceeding Carroll County Health Department’s contact tracing capacity

Carroll County’s health officer said the local health department has exceeded its contact tracing capacity. With the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Carroll County Health Department has resorted to using a state contractor, NORC and its call center in Chicago to help with tracing close contacts. Health Officer Ed Singer said at last week’s Carroll County Board of Education meeting that the heath department was overwhelmed with contact tracing logs. And if the COVID-19 cases continue to rise, “you guys are kind of going to be on your own.” (Carr Co Times)

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