This NY Post article by an anonymous NYC contact tracer says a great deal about our situation.
Over the summer, there were times when things were slow, days when I had no calls. Not anymore.
Things really changed with the schools opening. Then we started talking to a lot of parents and teachers. Every once in a while I’d talk to a health care worker or someone in the Orthodox Jewish community. Sometime in early- to mid-November, it started to pick up and become more random. When people are irresponsible, it makes my job harder. After Thanksgiving weekend, there was a huge spike in cases — I got really busy. Now, the people I speak to come from everywhere. Some of them say they’ve hardly been out.
COVID-19 is consistently worsening in NYC. Be not afraid to stay home on Monday if you are supposed to go into a school building but you don't believe it's safe. Ten days are on the DOE if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
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