Muskegon Co. health officials shift contact tracing priorities as COVID-19 surges

Posted at 10:54 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 22:54:55-05

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Muskegon County health officials are shifting their COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing processes to meet increased demand as the virus spreads rapidly across the area.

The county will now focus on contact tracing of people 22 years of age and younger, long-term care facilities, hospitals and schools, according to a news release Thursday.

They’ll also focus on clusters identified as high priority, such as high risk congregate settings.

Because of the overwhelming number of COVID-19 cases across the state, there may be a delay in contacting someone who tests positive for the virus or has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Public health officials urge residents to take calls or return messages if someone contacts them about testing positive or possibly being exposed to COVID-19.