Group of County Leaders Request More Contact Tracing Data from State

corona-5309109_1920 -pixabay - 8.20.20Five county executives and the mayor of Baltimore City have called on state leaders to provide more information and clarity from state COVID-19 contact tracing efforts. 

In particular, the letter directed to the Governor and the Department of Health called for more data sharing and collaboration between state and local health departments. 

The Baltimore Sun reports:

Specifically, the six executives urged Hogan and health officials to share more data on the state’s website and with their health departments.

They’re seeking information such as the turnaround time between when a person gets tested, when their results come back positive and when a person is contacted by a tracer; how the contacts who shared the virus came in touch with one another; and what workplaces appear vulnerable to its spread.

The letter was signed by the county executives for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, and Montgomery Counties and the Mayor of Baltimore City.

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Maryland county executives, Baltimore mayor ask state for more contact tracing data (The Baltimore Sun)