Mid-Hudson region needs more contact tracers in order to reopen

The Mid-Hudson region now has even tighter restrictions to reopen the area.

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2020, 12:02 AM

Updated 1,467 days ago

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The Mid-Hudson region now has even tighter restrictions to reopen the area.

The state upped the ante, requiring each county to muster up more contact tracers than they were originally told.

Rather than 30 contact tracers per 100,000 residents, new numbers have been calculated based on the rate of infection.

For example, Rockland County originally needed 100 contact tracers - now it needs 279. Westchester County's number jumped from 300 to 830. Dutchess went from 90 to 250 and Putnam went from 30 to 82.

Rockland officials say they've identified and trained 300 contact tracers and have individually met their requirement.
Westchester officials say they've reached 90%, but all of the counties need to meet their numbers for the region as a whole to reopen.
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