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Medical students assist health departments in tracking COVID-19

Washington University medical student Anthony Brooks volunteers earlier this spring as a COVID-19 contact tracer at the St. Louis County Department of Public Health. More than 100 of the school’s students have volunteered as contact tracers for the city and county. (Photo: Jason Morris)
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As the St. Louis region grapples with reopening businesses and lifting stay-at-home orders, more than 100 students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been volunteering to help local health departments perform case investigations and contact tracing, which are essential public health strategies to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.