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WCNC-TV

Nate Morabito

David Boraks

11 September 2020

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Health officials in North Carolina have shown that contact tracing can successfully identify those who have been exposed to COVID-19. The efforts of the contact tracers in one county resulted in 35 people being quaran...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Eleni Avendaño

11 September 2020

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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The city of Honolulu has partnered with hotels to offer quarantine housing for those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 but have nowhere to safely self-isolate. The new units compliment other existing facilities – ...

The Land

Grant Segall

9 September 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Two newly-formed companies in Ohio are the nation's first businesses to create a "fully automated production of woven, washable masks." The project became a reality thanks to partnerships and funding support between s...

Health Affairs

Rob Waters

8 September 2020

Manhattan, New York, United States

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Two community living facilities have played integral roles in combatting the spread of diseases throughout New York's history by relying on mutual aid models. In the 1980's the Manhattan Plaza residence started the AI...

Quartz

Katherine Ellen Foley

3 September 2020

Arizona, United States

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Wastewater-based epidemiology is helping scientists and public health experts track the prevalence of coronavirus in communities. Although this practice can be complicated by the size of cities and lacks a standardize...

Vox

German Lopez

2 September 2020

New York, United States

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Although public health experts agree that New York was initially slow to implement protocols to protect citizens from COVID-19, they also agree that the state was able to gain control over the virus due to the actions...

NBC News

Denise Chow

29 August 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Amongst other efforts, the University of Arizona has begun analyzing sewage to mitigate the spread of coronavirus as students return to campus for the new school year. The practice is known as wastewater-based epidemi...

High Country News

Kalen Goodluck

28 August 2020

Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona, United States

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The White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation are using contact tracing to not just slow the spread of coronavirus but to "completely contain" it in their communities, and they are already seeing success from their ...

Yes! Magazine

Tamara E. Holmes

26 August 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee was one of the first U.S. cities to show that communities of color were disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic because of a framework that had been established and implemented after the city...

South Dakota News Watch

Nick Lowrey

21 August 2020

South Dakota, United States

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Contact tracing has been touted as an effective tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19 and has shown success in countries such as South Korea – helping to not just identify potential superspreader events, but to also...

Bhekisisa

Joan van Dyk

James Oatway

20 August 2020

Gauteng, South Africa

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A color-coded system is being adopted at hospitals throughout South Africa after seeing success in Taiwan during the COVID-19 pandemic. The system uses red, yellow, and green color-coding to warn health care officials...

Chicago Health

Katie Scarlett Brandt

19 August 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Over 100 organizations in Chicago that focus on helping those who are experiencing homelessness are now working together to provide COVID-19 testing and increase housing capacity throughout the city. Although testing ...

Slate

Isabela Dias

19 August 2020

Ipatse Village, Brazil

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An indigenous community in Brazil has been able to keep their count of coronavirus cases low during the pandemic largely due to the use of contact tracing. Using technology that was already in existence for the purpos...

Malheur Enterprise

Pat Caldwell

13 August 2020

Wheeler County, Oregon, United States

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Several rural counties in Oregon and Idaho have managed to slow the spread of the coronavirus through early intervention strategies and community compliance. Although the low population and rural nature of the regions...

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

13 August 2020

Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona, United States

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As coronavirus spread throughout the White Mountain Apache tribe in Arizona residents on the reservation turned to contact tracing – not to slow the spread, but to identify those who were high risk and may be infected...

Kaiser Health News

Martha Bebinger

13 August 2020

Brockton, Massachusetts, United States

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In Massachusettes, contact tracers for COVID-19 are tasked with an additional responsibility that includes acting as a care resource coordinator to better help those they're interacting with make "the best choice for ...

New Mexico In Depth

Shaun Griswold

12 August 2020

New Mexico, United States

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Although the pandemic has brought on its own unique challenges, childcare centers in New Mexico have developed safe and effective techniques to keep children and workers safe. At the UNM Children's campus, children ar...

CNN

Julia Hollingsworth

10 August 2020

New Zealand

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New Zealand went 100 days without a single new case of Covid-19 after implementing strict restrictions which included "no takeaways, no beaches, and no driving outside of your neighborhood." Because of the government'...

CNBC

Christina Farr

8 August 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco has reported thousands of cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, but public health experts believe it could have been far worse had the city not implemented early protocols and procedures. An...

CNN

Dakin Andone

6 August 2020

Arizona, United States

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In May, Arizona began removing coronavirus restrictions after seemingly containing the spread of the virus, but by June, the state's caseload was in a drastic incline. Learning from the mistake of reopening too soon, ...

The New York Times

Melissa Eddy

5 August 2020

Germany

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Since the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Germany emerged as "one of the highest testers per capita in the world," due to decentralizing the creation and distribution of testing kits, requiring that tests be fu...

The Atlantic

Ed Yong

4 August 2020

United States

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The U.S. has recorded a worldwide record number of COVID-19 cases after missteps and overall lack of action from the federal government limited the nation's response, but in some areas of the country where local insti...

The Washington Post

Niha Masih

31 July 2020

Dharavi, India

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The population of Dharavi, a slum in Mumbai, made the region a hotspot for coronavirus transmission, but local officials' aggressive action plan – which included testing, contact tracing, quarantine, and increased san...

The New York Times

Jason Horowitz

31 July 2020

Rome, Italy

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Italy, once a major hotspot for Covid-19 cases, has seen a significant decrease in the spread of the coronavirus after implementing strict government regulations including mandatory travel restrictions and isolation p...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

29 July 2020

Teton County, Wyoming, United States

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Contact tracing has helped identify hundreds potential cases of Covid-19 in Teton County, Wyoming. Conducted by the county's health department, the process works much like it does for other communicable diseases, such...

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