Contact Tracing Ramps Up In Dallas County

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

With consistently rising COVID-19 cases in North Texas, contact tracers are scrambling to keep up with demand.

Dr. Phil Huang, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, says that contact tracing has always been paramount in the fight against coronavirus, but as cases increase, keeping up with demand gets tougher. So it comes down to personal responsibility to stop the spread of the virus.

"If we can get that universal masking, we can really slow down the spread of (coronavirus)," says Huang. "It can be our pathway to safely open the economy."

​But for now, Dr. Huang supports the governor's order to close bars.

He also backs Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who feels restaurants should be restricted to take-out and patio dining only.