Battling COVID-19 Requires Testing and Contact Tracing

In an April 19 Lancaster Online op ed, Alisa Jones, CEO of Lancaster Health Center ,  asserts that an effective response to the COVID-19 crisis requires the public health approach of both testing and contact tracing. Citing the World Health Organization definition of contact tracing as “the systematic approach to identifying positive cases, connecting with individuals who had contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19 and regular follow-up with those contacts to monitor for symptoms,” the article shares LCH’s experience using this approach. Ms. Jones asserts, “Widespread testing and contact tracing are how we flatten the curve of COVID-19 infection and return our community to a semblance of normalcy.” Read more.