New York State Agriculture and Labor Specialist for the Broome County area Eric Denk says local residents are needed to sign up to be tracers to keep track of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and find who they may have had contact with. 

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Residents can apply online to be contact tracers, team supervisors and community support specialists as part of the efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic and re-open communities.

Work includes reaching out to the contacts of anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 to assess symptoms, ensure compliance with quarantine and determine what the person needs in support, working as a team supervisor overseeing 20 tracers and a support specialist or working as a specialist that helps work out getting food and other support to people who have been ordered to quarantine.

Those interested can find information online at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/get-involved-how-you-can-help