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Health officials worry not enough contact tracers in Kansas


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Stay-at-home orders are beginning to lift in the Kansas City metro, and people will begin coming into closer contact. But the coronavirus pandemic is not over. That means conversations about how to stay safe will involve the new and potentially uncomfortable idea of contact tracing.

"We absolutely know that when the stay-at-home orders are lifted, that we will see increased incidents of cases and therefore we will also see an increased need for additional contact tracing," says Ashley Wegner, the health planning and policy section chief of the Clay County Public He...

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