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20,000 'disease detectives' to track, isolate, and perhaps quarantine California residents exposed to COVID-19, Gov. Newsom says


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California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said a plan is in place to deploy 20,000 "disease detectives" across the state to track, isolate, and perhaps quarantine residents exposed to COVID-19, KPIX-TV reported.

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Newsom said at a Tuesday press briefing that UCLA and UC San Francisco are providing a "virtual academy" to recruit and train individuals to build on the nearly 3,000 "disease detectives" already tracking and tracing people who've come in contact with residents who are COVID-19 positive, the station said.

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