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Murphy Pays Boston Consultant $23.5M for Coronavirus Work Rutgers Already Doing

BY LILO H. STAINTON, NJSpotlight

New Jersey has committed to spend some $23.5 million over three months to beef up the state’s contact-tracing capacity under a deal signed last week with a Boston-based consulting group doing similar work in New York state.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Plans in the Works to Increase Capacity of NJ’s Contact-Tracing Corps

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House parties tied to new coronavirus cases point to need for tracking infected people — especially teens

By LILO H. STAINTON, NJSpotlight

With nearly 90 new COVID-19 cases linked to young people who attended house parties at several Jersey Shore communities — and the potential exposure of hundreds more — state officials continue to encourage people to get tested and cooperate with contact tracers.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Next Up: Major Contact-Tracing Program to Keep the Virus in Check?

Many public health experts believe only way to prevent second surge is by tracing the contacts of those who test positive; New Jersey could need thousands of contact tracers

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s daily press briefing at the the War Memorial in Trenton, NJ on April 24, 2020, regarding updates on the corona virus.

By Ian T. Shearn, NJSpotlight

Now that the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations appears to be in decline, New Jersey officials are starting to game-plan how to ease restrictions and start reopening commerce. Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to outline the broad parameters of a plan for that today.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »