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Gov. Inslee announces contact tracing initiative

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Series: Coronavirus | Story 114

Last updated 5/14/2020 at 12:16pm

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the launch of a statewide contact tracing plan that will allow more businesses to open and more people to be active in public while helping to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"Contact tracing is another tool in our toolbox for tackling COVID-19 in Washington," Inslee said Tuesday, May 12. "While we need to continue physical distancing, this will allow us to get a better handle on who gets sick and how the virus is spread, which is vital to re-opening our economy."

Local health departments will lead these efforts and the state Department of Health and its p...



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