Newark begins ambitious contact tracing program to track spread of COVID-19


The Newark Department of Health is working with the Rutgers School of Public Health, City employees, and a team of local volunteers to start the process of tracing the person-to- person spread of COVID- 19 in the City.

The Contact Tracing Task Force is one of seven recently formed by Mayor Ras J. Baraka in the ongoing battle against the dis- ease. Other task forces include the continuous inspection of senior housing for sanitation, the collection and analysis of COVID-19 data, the development of a testing program, and the exploration of funding reimbursement for the City’s emergency expenditures during the crisis.