Onondaga County Executive, Health Commissioner discuss end to contact tracing, expects workplaces to take over

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — At a coronavirus briefing Wednesday, the Onondaga County Executive and Onondaga County Health Commissioner discussed the end to the county’s and state’s contact tracing work, saying that workplaces will be expected to do it instead.

“It’s not feasible to do it in a timely matter, when numbers are this high,” said McMahon. “The pattern is that it’s everywhere.”

People who test positive are expected to report the results to their county or state website, inform people who they likely exposed and inform their managers who will investigate the exposure within their workplace.

Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta says she’s been impressed with how many of the workplaces she’s been in touch with over the pandemic have done their own contact tracing.

“We are here to help and support,” said Dr. Gupta.

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