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Many states fall short of mandate to track virus exposure

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Posted at 11:00 AM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 14:02:16-04

ATLANTA. — ASSOCIATED PRESS — As more states push to reopen their economies, many are falling short on one of the federal government’s essential criteria for doing so — having an efficient system to track people who have been physically near a person infected with the coronavius.

A review by The Associated Press finds a patchwork of systems around the U.S for conducting so-called contact tracing. The AP found that most states are scrambling to hire and train enough people to do the work. With few exceptions, the states reviewed by AP are going it alone. Most other countries take a national approach.