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Hill County Health Department still looking for more contact tracers


Last updated 11/9/2020 at 1:22pm

At the Hill County Health Board’s weekly COVID-19 update, Public Health Director and Health Officer Kim Larson said the county health department is trying to get it’s hands on as many contact tracers as possible as the rate of new cases in the county remains high.

Larson said The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at George Washington University calculates the contact tracing workforce needed in different areas based on analysis of data like positivity rate and county infection rate and Hill County’s calculated need is far higher than it’s current workforce of 1...

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