Lucia Abascal

contact tracer working with the San Francisco Department of Public Health, PhD student at UCSF

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Ramping up contact tracing is a key part in lifting stay-at-home orders.

What it’s like being a COVID-19 contact tracer in San Francisco

Ramping up contact tracing is a key part in lifting stay-at-home orders.

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