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A vendor working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health failed to secure the private information of more than 72,000 people, including sensitive details such as sexual orientation and whether the person was exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Not every Pennsylvanian who tests positive for the coronavirus will hear from a case investigator or a contact tracer. There is a reason why this vital public health effort is being rationed.

Allentown health officials say new covid cases are growing so quickly that staff cannot keep up and need help with contact tracing. As WLVR’s Jen Rehill reports, this comes amid a record-breaking surge in new cases across the state.

With COVID 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.

Harrisburg International Airport has no plans to quarantine or test personnel involved in President Donald Trump’s rally last weekend.


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