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Nashville ramping up contact tracing, not using cell phone data

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Nashville health officials are currently monitoring more than 450 residents as part of its coronavirus contact tracing system.

 

Officials say contact tracing will become increasingly important as they work to restart the economy.

 

Epidemiologist Leslie Waller heads the Metro department. Her staff of four has grown to 40 contact tracers and she plans to hire still more investigators.

 

Anyone found to have been within six feet of a virus positive person for more than 10 minutes is asked to self-quarantine.

 

Waller stressed the city is not using cell phone data to monitor the movements of those quarantined.