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San Francisco Health Officials, UCSF Launch Digital Coronavirus Tracking System

CBS Bay Area-

San Francisco health officials on Wednesday unveiled an innovative high-tech system for tracking residents who have had contact with someone infected with COVID-19 to fulfill one of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s key requirements for lifting the shelter in place order in the coming months.

During his Tuesday address on the state’s coronavirus response, Newsom laid out his road map toward lifting the current lockdown order and a key tenet of the plan was that a tracking system for the virus be well established.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax announced the newly expanded contact tracing program, which uses technology to more efficiently communicate with anyone who has been in contact with people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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