Kansas lacks enough contact tracers as state begins to reopen

Health experts say that contact tracers - health care workers whose job it is to reach out to individuals who may have been exposed to the coronavirus to instruct them to isolate - are essential to keep COVID-19 from spreading.

But updated research shows that Kansas lacks adequate numbers of contact tracers even though the state has begun gradually reopening.

While many cities, counties and states have made significant progress in COVID-19 preparedness, many others are still struggling on contact tracing, including Johnson County, which has made huge strides in testing but still doesn’t have enough contact tracers.

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