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Indiana Education Head On Reopening Schools: Contact Tracing Is A ‘Beast’


For students and staff who attend in person, and their families, contact tracing is key to keeping coronavirus cases down, public health experts say.

“That contact tracing is a beast,” says Jennifer McCormick, who heads the Indiana Department of Education. “And in order to manage that and have the people to do it is really hard. And then on the other end of that, you’re making calls to families that don’t know if it’s legit and don’t really want to sometimes participate.”