News Coverage

NACCHO staff members are experts in the fields of public health preparedness, environmental health, community health, public health infrastructure, and more.

    NACCHO staff members have shared their expertise in the following news items:

    June 2020

    May 2020

    Title Source Date
    Health Inspections Take on New Role in Monitoring Restaurant Safety Route Fifty 05/29/2020
    How the Coronavirus Exacerbated Oregon’s Bitter Political Divide The New Yorker 05/28/2020
    Health Officials Gear Up to Trace the Path of Coronavirus Contacts Comstock's Magazine 05/28/2020
    Contact tracing poses new challenge in coronavirus outbreak Yahoo! Finance 05/27/2020
    State Plans to Hire Fewer Contact Tracers Than Experts Recommend Oklahoma Watch 05/26/2020
    Maine contact tracing efforts to be expanded WABI-TV (Augusta, Maine CBS Affiliate) 05/26/2020
    Health Departments Concerned About Rising STDs During the Covid-19 Pandemic Blogarama 05/25/2020
    On the front lines of the pandemic, grocery workers are in the dark about risks The Washington Post 05/24/2020
    The Road to Reopen: 2 experts discuss reopenings for main streets, schools and child care News-12 New Jersey 05/23/2020
    CDC Warns of 'Increase in Rodent Activity' at Restaurants and Food Venues Closed By COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns Newsweek 05/23/2020
    Alaska plans to more than triple its workforce of COVID-19 contact detectives Alaska Public News 05/22/2020
    One Oregon county has widespread COVID-19 testing. Others aren’t so lucky. High Country News 05/22/2020
    Isolating coronavirus patients isn’t as easy as it sounds Axios 05/21/2020
    Will Arizona get hit by a second wave of COVID-19? Here's what we know Arizona Central 05/20/2020
    America’s Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further The Atlantic 05/20/2020
    Food safety award from NACCHO for 2020 goes to Southern Nevada Health District Food Safety News 05/19/2020
    Southern Nevada Health District Awarded for Excellence in Food Protection Quality Assurance & Food Safety 05/19/2020
    Health department recommends greater St. Louis area needs to hire about 600 contact tracers KMOX Radio (St. Louis) 05/19/2020
    Is Vermont ready to reopen? Yes and no. Vermont Digger 05/19/2020
    You Don’t Need Invasive Tech for Successful Contact Tracing. Here’s How It Works. ProPublica 05/19/2020
    Investing in public health is more important than ever The Billings Gazette 05/18/2020
    Health District explores ways to ramp up contact tracing capacity Las Vegas Sun 05/16/2020
    Lacking Money and Power, Authorities Barely Enforce Virus Rules Bloomberg News Wire 05/15/2020
    Coronavirus contact tracers' nemeses: People who don't answer their phones Good Morning America 05/15/2020
    Florida is contact tracing COVID-19 but sharing few details about it WFTS, Tampa Bay ABC News Affiliate 05/14/2020
    Covid-19: The US state copying a global health template for contact tracing success The British Medical Journal 05/13/2020
    Contact tracing is key to fighting COVID-19 in Illinois. Here’s how you can help. Belleville News-Democrat 05/13/2020
    Kentucky, Indiana ramp up contact tracing in fight against COVID-19 WDRB Louisville 05/13/2020
    Thousands of Californians Are Training to Be COVID-19 Contact Tracers in 1st Statewide Program The Wrap 05/13/2020
    Solano County health officials use contact tracing to map COVID-19 spread Fox 40 Sacramento 05/13/2020
    What Are Contact Tracers, And Will They Slow The Spread Of COVID-19? The Huffington Post 05/13/2020
    How Louisiana’s Massive Effort To Test And Trace Coronavirus Cases Could Fall Short WWNO Radio (New Orleans NPR station) 05/12/2020
    Mosquitos Don’t Carry COVID-19, But They’re Still A Threat In California CapRadio (California NPR station) 05/12/2020
    States Need to Hire More COVID-19 Contact Tracers Governing 05/12/2020
    States Ramp Up Contact Tracing Amid Reopening WebMD 05/12/2020
    As States Seek COVID Detectives, Librarians Are Among The Candidates KUNC (Colorado NPR station) 05/11/2020
    Hawaii Updates: Cases Up 2; Health Dept. Under More Fire; Prosecutor Raises Alarms Over Inmates Hawaii Public Radio 05/11/2020
    This course will train an army of contact tracers. You can take it, too. The Washington Post 05/11/2020
    Virginia misses key marks on virus testing as leaders eye reopening Richmond Times-Dispatch 05/10/2020
    Contact tracers are key to stopping another surge in cases. Does St. Louis have enough? St. Louis Post-Dispatch 05/10/2020
    Public Health Experts Say Many States Are Opening Too Soon To Do So Safely NPR 05/09/2020
    Lost your job? Consider becoming a "contact tracer" CBS News 05/08/2020
    Without CDC Guidance, Reopenings Follow a Patchwork of Rules (1) Bloomberg Law 05/08/2020
    How Contact Tracing Could Help Slow The Spread Of The Coronavirus WSFU, Tallahassee Public Radio 05/04/2020
    Florida starts to reopen despite missing a critical tool Orlando Sentinel 05/01/2020
    San Francisco recruits army of social workers, librarians and investigators to track Covid-19 The Guardian 05/01/2020
    State Health Department Launches Condom Delivery Service During Coronavirus WCBS Radio 05/01/2020
    Michigan health department launches condom delivery service during coronavirus St. Louis News Radio KMOX 05/01/2020
    Florida starts to reopen despite missing a critical tool Orlando Sun Sentinel 05/01/2020
    Louisville Ramps Up Coronavirus Contact Tracing Efforts WFPL, Louisville Public Radio 05/01/2020

    April 2020

    Title Source Date
    Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to coronavirus American Public Media 04/27/2020
    The rats are coming. Here’s how we can keep them away. The Washington Post 04/24/2020
    Tracking Everyone With Coronavirus Is a Huge Task. These Systems Could Help. Consumer Reports 04/24/2020
    Pandemic sparks concerns about surging STD, HIV rates The Hill 04/23/2020
    State, local health departments get $631 million to jump-start coronavirus testing, contact tracing The Washington Post 04/23/2020
    Coronavirus detectives: Here’s how counties try to track everyone exposed CALmatters 04/23/2020
    Leaders mull reopening as experts warn of coming coronavirus waves San Antonio Express 04/23/2020
    New COVID-19 test to begin in developmentally disabled homes as NJ scales up testing My Central Jersey 04/22/2020
    How climate change has affected each state MSN 04/22/2020
    The Road Ahead With COVID-19 WebMD 04/21/2020
    Health departments are concerned about spikes in STIs while attention is on COVID-19 The Verge 04/21/2020
    Health officials assoc. says surge in health care workers needed to safely get back to normal WINK-TV 04/17/2020
    What Will a Reopening of America Look Like? HealthDay 04/20/2020
    Why contact tracers are key to unlocking economy The Hill 04/18/2020
    Contact Tracing Shortage Could Strain Efforts to Reopen Economy U.S. News & World Report 04/17/2020
    Officials poised to take governor's lead on reopening economy Victoria Advocate 04/16/2020
    How Do We Exit The Shutdown? Hire An Army Of Public Health Workers Kaiser Health News 04/13/2020
    'Kind of like a war:' Inside a Monmouth County health department as it battles COVID-19 Asbury Park Press 04/13/2020
    Why The Coronavirus Is Killing Black Americans At Outsize Rates Across The US BuzzFeed 04/10/2020
    Local Health Departments Standing Strong on the Frontlines of COVID-19 Response Homeland Security Today 04/09/2020
    Coronavirus: $5 Million in Federal Funding Will Boost Local NJ Health Departments North 04/09/2020
    Why the U.S. Isn’t on Track to Open Up? Labs Nationwide Are Overwhelmed by Patient Samples Amid a Shortage of Critical Supplies POLITICO 04/07/2020
    Wondering About Your Health Department? Here’s Some Answers 04/06/2020
    States Share Covid-19 Patient Addresses with First Responders Route Fifty 04/06/2020
    Health Departments Facing Coronavirus Crisis After Budget Cuts Trim Staff Newsday 04/05/2020
    A Deficit of More Than 250,000 Public Health Workers Is No Way to Fight Covid-19 STAT News 04/05/2020
    Special Report: How the COVID-19 Lockdown Will Take Its Own Toll on Health Reuters / New York Times 04/03/2020
    Google Taps Vast Trove of Location Data to Aid Global Effort to Combat Coronavirus The Washington Post 04/03/2020
    LISTEN: The Local and State Health Department Perspective on the COVID-19 Outbreak Homeland Security Today 04/02/2020

    March 2020

    Title Source Date
    NJ's local health departments have been underfunded for years. Now they're playing catch-up North 03/30/2020
    How the $2 Trillion CARES Act Divides Up as States Call for COVID-19 Help Homeland Security Today 03/28/2020
    ‘There is no surge plan’: Despite warnings, Congress failed to fully fund pandemics bill POLITICO 03/28/2020
    Obama admin repeatedly sought millions in CDC funding cuts, despite Biden's attacks on Trump preparedness Fox News 03/27/2020
    Connecting amidst the coronavirus Community Health Magazine 03/27/2020
    Is America Ready for a Second Wave of Coronavirus? Route Fifty 03/26/2020
    U.S. Hospital Beds Were Already Maxed Out Before Coronavirus Pandemic U.S. News & World Report 03/26/2020
    Few sheltered as California aims to help homeless amid virus Associated Press 03/26/2020
    Public health workers are on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus. But they’ve bled resources for years. North Carolina Health News 03/24/2020
    Pandemic Highlights Years Of Cuts At State, Local Health Departments Newsy 03/20/2020
    The Front Lines of the Coronavirus Fight U.S. News & World Report 03/20/2020
    Officials long warned funding cuts would leave California vulnerable to pandemic. No one listened Los Angeles Times 03/20/2020
    U.S. Government Plans to Ratchet Up Emphasis on Social Distancing Wall Street Journal 03/19/2020
    The Trump Administration Fumbled Its Initial Response to Coronavirus. Is There Enough Time to Fix It? TIME Magazine 03/19/2020
    Congress Has Starved Local Public-Health Departments East Bay Express 03/18/2020
    Even before coronavirus, infectious disease was on rise in California — but spending got cut San Francisco Chronicle 03/16/2020
    Cracks emerge in health departments The Columbian 03/15/2020
    America has no real public health system – coronavirus has a clear run The Guardian 03/15/2020
    US reaches moment of truth on coronavirus The Hill 03/15/2020
    The Coronavirus Swamps Local Health Departments, Already Crippled by Cuts The New York Times 03/14/2020
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Spearheads Conversations at CCC Cities Speak 03/13/2020
    Trump Administration Confronts New Coronavirus Testing Woes Wall Street Journal 03/13/2020
    FACTS NOT FEAR: Breaking down COVID-19 George Roberts with NET Health speaks on coronavirus in East Texas. CBS 19 03/11/20202
    The push for paid sick leave Axios 03/11/2020 Yahoo! News 03/11/2020
    As California retreats from containment, New York sends in the National Guard Los Angeles Times 03/11/2020
    COVID-19 Cruise Ship Update Capital Public Radio 03/11/2020
    Sacramento, Placer, Yolo Counties No Longer Recommend 14-Day Quarantine After Exposure Capital Public Radio 03/10/2020
    How ready is Florida’s health department for the coronavirus? Tampa Bay Times 03/10/2020
    Health agencies’ funding cuts challenge coronavirus response The Washington Post 03/08/2020
    Doctors Getting More Latitude to Test Patients for COVID-19 MedPage Today 03/06/2020
    West Coast officials prep for possible coronavirus outbreak among homeless NBC News 03/06/2020
    Adriane Casalotti on U.S. Coronavirus Response C-Span 03/06/2020
    NACCHO Leader George Roberts on Coronavirus Outbreak C-Span 03/06/2020
    Coronavirus testing could cost some patients extra The Hill 03/05/2020
    The Coronavirus Response is Straining an Already Depleted Public Health System Route Fifty 03/04/2020
    Coronavirus Costs: Who’s Paying for All This? Wall Street Journal 03/04/2020
    How to talk to kids about coronavirus 03/03/2020
    Lessons From U.S. Hospitals Caring For COVID-19 Patients NPR 03/02/2020

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