Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Ventura County To Expand Coronavirus Tracking Efforts, As Part Of Path To Easing Stay At Home Orders

Without a vaccine to stop coronavirus, detecting and isolating those with it remains key to keeping the spread in check.  Ventura County is expanding its efforts to track down people who come in contact with those who have tested positive.

Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin says the county is adding 10 people this week who will be specifically focused on contact tracing. Dr. Levin adds that they may eventually need 40 additional people on the tracking effort. 

The county health official says it’s one of the necessary steps to get to the point where all stay at home and business shutdown orders can be lifted.  Testing capacity is also being expanded.  

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
Related Stories