Edly-Allen Pushes for State Support for Lake County Contact Tracing Funding, Local Jobs

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Press release from the Office of State Representative Mary Edly-Allen

For immediate release
May 19, 2020

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Following Governor Pritzker’s announcement Monday that the state will launch a contact tracing program aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen, D-Libertyville, issued the following statement:

“I look forward to working with the administration to ensure that Lake County receives the financial, technical, and personnel resources needed to implement an effective contact tracing program that will curb the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that Lake County residents can safely return to their new normal sooner rather than later,” the statement said.

The administration and local public health officials must work together to ensure that the privacy precautions are taken to effectively administer the program and give Lake County a real opportunity to be a statewide leader in recovery. I will be reaching out to local organizations and job-seeking residents as more information about funding opportunities for local organizations and hiring processes for the up to 3,800 workers needed to implement this program statewide become available.”

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