Monday, March 15th 2021, 5:12 pm

By: Erica Rankin

Back when cases were reaching around 5,000 a day, it was a struggle to try and contact trace, the state health department said. With as much community spread as there was, contact tracers’ jobs were virtually impossible.

Now that cases are back in the hundreds, there is a renewed push to contact trace.

“It is really critical right now to make sure that people are aware that it is still out there and it is something we need to be aware and cautious of,” said Leeanne Bruce Boone with the State Department of Health. “That is what contact tracers are helping to do.”

Now, with less of a case load, contact tracers have more time on

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