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January 05, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Provides 2020 Testing and Contact Tracing Update, Reinforces the Importance of Testing, Supports for Those Contacted

Wolf Administration Director of Testing and Contact Tracing, Michael Huff, and Special Assistant on Contact Tracing for the Department of Health, Lindsey Mauldin, presented an update on the state's COVID-19 testing and contact tracing efforts, emphasizing the need for continued testing as Pennsylvania begins vaccine rollout.

"To date over 8.3 million test results have been received in Pennsylvania," Huff said. "Our COVID-19 testing provider, AMI, continues to offer regional testing in five counties each week. Last week, the regional sites tested approximately 4,000 individuals. This week, sites are in Crawford, Dauphin, Lehigh, Somerset and Union counties, and will conclude on Friday."

Testing sites are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All tests are free and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mauldin provided an update on the progress made in 2020 and what the department learned regarding the needs of those individuals reached by case investigators and contact tracers.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18464_DOH_Contact_Tracing_NK_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Testing and Contact Tracing Director Michael Huff speaks during a press conference, which discussed contact tracing efforts, inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18464_DOH_Contact_Tracing_NK_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Special Assistant on Contact Tracing for the Department of Health, Lindsey Mauldin speaks during a press conference, which discussed contact tracing efforts, inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18464_DOH_Contact_Tracing_NK_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Testing and Contact Tracing Director Michael Huff speaks during a press conference, which discussed contact tracing efforts, inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18464_DOH_Contact_Tracing_NK_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Testing and Contact Tracing Director Michael Huff speaks during a press conference, which discussed contact tracing efforts, inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18464_DOH_Contact_Tracing_NK_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Special Assistant on Contact Tracing for the Department of Health, Lindsey Mauldin speaks during a press conference, which discussed contact tracing efforts, inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18464_DOH_Contact_Tracing_NK_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Special Assistant on Contact Tracing for the Department of Health, Lindsey Mauldin speaks during a press conference, which discussed contact tracing efforts, inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18464_DOH_Contact_Tracing_NK_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Testing and Contact Tracing Director Michael Huff speaks during a press conference, which discussed contact tracing efforts, inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18464_DOH_Contact_Tracing_NK_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Special Assistant on Contact Tracing for the Department of Health, Lindsey Mauldin speaks during a press conference, which discussed contact tracing efforts, inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18464_DOH_Contact_Tracing_NK_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Testing and Contact Tracing Director Michael Huff speaks during a press conference, which discussed contact tracing efforts, inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18464_DOH_Contact_Tracing_NK_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Testing and Contact Tracing Director Michael Huff speaks during a press conference, which discussed contact tracing efforts, inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18464_DOH_Contact_Tracing_NK_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Special Assistant on Contact Tracing for the Department of Health, Lindsey Mauldin speaks during a press conference, which discussed contact tracing efforts, inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18464_DOH_Contact_Tracing_NK_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Testing and Contact Tracing Director Michael Huff speaks during a press conference, which discussed contact tracing efforts, inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.