MO DHSS Training More COVID-19 Contact Tracers

An extra 150 COVID-19 contact tracers are being trained by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Governor Mike Parson made the announcement yesterday (Monday) during a news briefing.

The department already with 37 contact tracers working to identify and alert people who have been in close contact with people who have tested for the coronavirus.

DHSS director Dr. Randall Williams said the state still has a backlog of about 6,000 tests, and the goal is to address all of the backlog by Friday.