Newark joins efforts with other partners to start tracing person-to-person spread of COVID-19

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the city of Newark’s Department of Health are working with Partners In Health, the Rutgers University School of Public Health, municipal employees and a team of local volunteers to start tracing the person-to- person spread of COVID- 19 in Newark.

The Newark Contact Tracing Task Force is one of several recently formed by Mayor Baraka in the ongoing battle against the disease. 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, ensuring cleanliness of the City, monitoring compliance, the exploration of funding reimbursement for the City’s emergency expenditures during the crisis, and a collective effort around reopening and recovery.