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Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County puts call out for contact tracers

Original post made on May 22, 2020

The new coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula, where Santa Clara County reported 2,492 coronavirus cases and 138 deaths as of Wednesday. San Mateo County reported 48 new cases, raising its total to 1,738.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 22, 2020, 11:21 AM

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Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 22, 2020 at 12:12 pm

Does "volunteer" mean they expect you to work 40 hours/week for free? Seriously? Why isn't the Federal government putting up money for this important safety project?


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Posted by Why has it taken so long to hire people to do this?
a resident of North Bayshore
on May 22, 2020 at 12:41 pm

Why has it taken so long to hire people to do this? People need jobs. This is important. Hire people. We should have hired and train people back in March, it's now May.


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Posted by Why has it taken so long to hire people to do this?
a resident of North Bayshore
on May 22, 2020 at 12:42 pm

Why has it taken so long to hire people to do this? People need jobs. This is important. We should have hired and trained people back in March, it's now May.


3 people like this
Posted by Sylvan Park Neighbor
a resident of Sylvan Park
on May 22, 2020 at 2:34 pm

Web Link says "If you’re not currently a California state, county, city, special district, or public school district employee, you will likely be on an unpaid, volunteer basis."

The answer to "why volunteers" is "money". We've starved this program for years, the state budget has been knocked into a tailspin by COVID, and the federal government is refusing to step up and provide the needed funds (talk to your Rep, Anna Eshoo, to discover why).

There probably are people who can volunteer for this full time and I'm sure they want to maximize their use of training (you can train 1000 full time people or 2000 half-time people, how do you spend your training budget?) If they are able to get retirees and people who are unemployed to volunteer, great, but we could share the load if it wasn't a full time position deal. Volunteering 1d/week, for example, could be a lot more doable for a lot more people.


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Posted by Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 22, 2020 at 5:15 pm

"talk to your Rep, Anna Eshoo, to discover why"

Yes. She'll point you to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that has passed and has been killed by McConnell and the president.

Can you imagine? 95,000 Americans killed, tens of millions lives ruined, and trump won't do a damn thing.

Wonder if he has his tee time already set up this weekend? It's either that, of a hundred angry tweets.

Maybe both. Gosh, can't wait.


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