By Tiffany Williams –
On Friday Governor Baker at the daily press briefing announced the creation of the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC). The intention of the CTC is to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts and is a partnership between the administration and Partners In Health.
The Collaborative will deploy nearly 1,000 contact tracers throughout the state focus on tracing the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients and their contacts to support Massachusetts’ efforts to track and contain the virus.
Governor Baker said “Enhanced contact tracing capability is another powerful tool for public health officials and health care providers in the battle against COVID-19.” He also said that “Massachusetts is the only state in the nation implementing this type of programming, and this collaborative tracing initiative will break new ground as we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.”