Pa. top health official: less people responding to contact tracers

Written by on November 10, 2020

Pa. top health official: less people responding to contact tracers

By Tyler Pratt

November 10, 2020

With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the country, President-Elect Joe Biden and health officials are urging people to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. And in Pennsylvania, the state’s top health official says residents are not responding to contact tracers.

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Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the commonwealth’s curve of new cases mirrors the country’s. But the rate of response to contact tracers is going down. 

“I can not stress enough how absolutely critical this information is and how important it is for people to answer the call,” Levine said.

Of those who have responded to contact tracers, more than half reported recently being at a bar or restaurant. 

She is also begging people to stop politicizing wearing masks and simply use them to slow the virus spread before Pennsylvania hospitals become overwhelmed. 

Levine asks that Pennsylvanians download the state’s tracking app, COVID Alert PA.

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