‘Do Not Be Afraid Of Our Call': How Chicago-Area Contact Tracers Are Handling Calls During the Second Surge
Contact tracers across Illinois have conducted nearly 140,000 interviews in recent months. Their job is to interview close contacts of people infected with COVID-19 to track the spread of the virus. But as the number of confirmed cases continues to grow so do the calls for local health departments. “We are definitely seeing a surge right now,” said Alexa Ristow,…
Contact tracers in Illinois have conducted nearly 140,000 interviews. And they’re seeing even more calls during the second surge. NBC 5’s Vi Nguyen reports.