NEW YORK, NY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced a new COVID-19 contact tracing program that the governor’s office described as “nation-leading,” targeting the Downstate region as well as Connecticut and New Jersey. The program will be headed by former mayor Mike Bloomberg, with research handled by the Mike Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. The state’s Department of Health will work with a team from Bloomberg Charities to find appropriate candidates for the program, with an emphasis on DOH and other state agency staff, as well as medical-field students at SUNY and CUNY.
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Contact tracing—identifying individuals who may have come into contact with an infected person—will be an essential part of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in both New York State and the nation at large. The process has been a key element of South Korea’s largely effective fight against the disease so far, and has allowed its citizens to enjoy a semblance of normalcy while other nations have been forced to lock down nonessential workers. The former mayor and presidential aspirant has pledged $10.5 million of his personal fortune to funding the new tristate program.
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