VA, MD, WV and D.C. team to expand contact tracing

Coronavirus

(WFXR) – Virginia is teaming up with Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. to expand contact tracing.

The data is being shared on a secure cyber platform created by the Association of Public Health Laboratories.

Sharing data across state lines has presented challenges in the past.

This is the nation’s first multi-state effort to use this for contact tracing efforts.

Experts say that this can drastically cut down on the amount of time lost attempting to correctly identify an individual or locate contact information for a person who has contracted COVID-19.

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