Delaware DPH launches text alerts for COVID-positive people

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Division of Public Health has launched a text messaging initiative to let people know when they’ve tested positive for COVID-19.

The division said Friday that virus-positive individuals will get a text and be provided with initial isolation recommendations online before receiving a call from the division’s Contact Tracing Team. A pilot program to test the service on a small number of people started on March 1.

Contact Tracing Team Director Tracey Johnson says early notification can lead to earlier isolation and a reduced chance of spreading the virus.


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