LISTEN: Your Daily COVID-19 Illinois Update: May 8, 2020

Illinois officials say contact tracing may help combat the spread of COVID-19 and end the pandemic.

Woman on iPad Contact Tracing
While there is currently no certification required to work as a contact tracer, Oakton officials said they created the program in conjunction with training guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Skokie Department of Public Health. Courtesy of NEC Corporation of America
Woman on iPad Contact Tracing
While there is currently no certification required to work as a contact tracer, Oakton officials said they created the program in conjunction with training guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Skokie Department of Public Health. Courtesy of NEC Corporation of America

LISTEN: Your Daily COVID-19 Illinois Update: May 8, 2020

Illinois officials say contact tracing may help combat the spread of COVID-19 and end the pandemic.

Reset brings you a daily update on the latest efforts by state officials to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Illinois.

GUEST: Kristen Schorsch, WBEZ Cook County and public health reporter

Note: For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus in Illinois, read WBEZ’s coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak in Chicago and the region here.