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Clarifying Contact Tracing

Often times throughout the pandemic, reference to gatherings and restaurants as potential areas of COVID-19 spread have been made; and when asked for specific data on actual locations, Public Health did not have specific number tied to any one source. Recently County Health and Human Services Director, Ryan Gruver, clarified that contact tracing in Nevada County was set up to mitigate the spread of COVID, but not identify the source of exposure.

Listen to Ryan Gruver

Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellerman said people that test positive are asked about places they have been and who they may have been in contact with in order to notify those people of potential exposure and to get tested.

Listen to Dr. Scott Kellerman

Reverse contact tracing is a different approach that goes backward to identify a source, but does not help mitigate the forward spread of any virus.

1 Comment

April 13, 2021

Ronald J Mayer

"but does not help mitigate the forward spread of any virus"

Why do we support leaders of the community that lie to us. Knowing the sources of the spread of the virus allow us to address these sources. Instead our leaders shut down everything and a year later we still have not identify the actions we are taking that are high risk. Going to other people's houses to eat cooked meals is probably a higher risk for me than restaurants. I do not cook and being forced to eat fast food with a heart condition is what our leaders are recommending. I wish our leaders cared more about the community and helping us reduce the transmission and still being able to get a cooked meal. They obviously are working to maximize vs minimize the virus transmission, by lying to the public. I do not wish to believe that, but that is their message with there actions.

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