contact tracing

Macon East Academy Goes Virtual for 7th-12th Grade This Week

Macon East announces they will do virtual learning for 7th to 12 grade. They will do virtual this week only. The change comes due to a number of teachers and parents of students in 7th through 12th grade testing positive for COVID-19. The school system says they do not have any teachers or parents that they know with positive tests…

Medical Breakthroughs: Covid & contact tracing + Kidney failure + Sleep schedules

Contact tracing is effective in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus, but the process needs to be fast. A new mathematical modeling study in the ‘Lancet Public Health’ finds more access to testing and getting the results back quickly are critical. Researchers also found using mobile apps can speed up the process of tracking down people who have been exposed,…

ADPH Increases Contact Tracing Staff

The Alabama Department of Public Health is now increasing its contact tracing staff as more Coronavirus cases are confirmed everyday, but health officials say staffing isn’t the main challenge when it comes to contact tracing. On any given day, the Alabama Department of Public Health has more than 200 people working on contact tracing.  The department also now has contracts…