Dept. of Health triples number of staff members doing contact tracing

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The South Dakota Department of Health has tripled the number of staff members reaching out to people who have tested positive for COVID-19 to find out who they’ve been in contact with.

Gov. Kristi Noem says the number of staff doing contact tracing will double again by Friday.

Noem encourages people to download the CARE19 app to help keep track of where they’ve been.

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