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Friday, April 03, 2020

麻州將推出"社區追蹤協做" 派千人進社區追蹤確診者接觸了誰

麻州州長查理貝克宣佈推出"社區追蹤協定:。(周菊子攝)

(Boston Orange編譯) 麻州新型冠狀病毒(COVID-19)疫情今(3)日再創新高,不但確診病例破萬達10,402人,死亡人數更陡增38,累計192。麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker)宣佈,月底推出全美首個社區追蹤協作項目(CTC),派遣千人追蹤確診者接觸過的人,勸諭檢測,隔離。
查理貝克表示,要抑制病毒擴散,檢測,追蹤,隔離,治療都很重要,麻州公共衛生廳將在現有抗疫基礎上,採取進一步措施,推出全美第一個追蹤項目,和健康夥伴(Partner In Health)”合作,成立社區追蹤協作(Community Tracing Collaborative ,簡稱CTC),派遣千人深入社區,分頭追蹤確診者接觸過的人。
麻州疫情匯報現場。(周菊子攝)
昨日,查理貝克在疫情匯報中才表示,用中國武漢模型來評估麻州的疫情發展, 410日至20日會是麻州高峰期,州政府正多方聯繫,安排增加病床,檢測站。今日,查理貝克指出,他和副州長等人昨晚進一步根據模型討論,估計會有47,00017萬名麻州人在這場疫情中感染病毒,他們必須盡快做好相應準備,並盡可能板平可能出現的疫情高峰曲線。
麻州20個實驗室,迄今已做了56,000宗病毒檢測,昨日在一天之內,就檢測了5000宗,已連續多天超過州政府早前所訂每天檢測3500宗目標。查理貝克表示這很讓人高興,不過麻州仍需加強檢測量,增加檢測站,包括新的駕車經過檢測站,專供第一線醫護人員,警察等使用的檢測站。
查理貝克坦言,昨日在羅根機場有點激動,實在是因為這些日子以來,他們和數以打計直接面對感染病毒患者的醫護人員談過,知道他們不計個人生命危險的盡責救人之際,最糾結的其實是他們很怕讓家人,親友受害,那種壓力他能感同身受,也因此在州政府歷經訂單被搶的挫折後,終於能夠把口罩拿到麻州,讓那麼多人鬆一口氣,他難免有些激動。
查理貝克昨日,今日都不願多談,麻州政府成功把N95口罩買進波士頓的細節,但坦言會試著向同一來源繼續採買。
州政府一名發言人表示,昨日運到羅根機場的口罩,有30萬個是要運到紐約去的。麻州政府拿到120萬個,價格為每個45美元。
麻州長辦公室今日公佈的社區追蹤協作細節包括,項目重心將放在追蹤確診者接觸過的人,支援在隔離中的人,並在指揮中心現有基礎下,啟用公衛學院學生來加強地方市鎮公共衛生局已經在做的追蹤確診者接觸過的人。
社區追蹤協作將在州政府COVID-19疫情指揮中心領導下,由健康夥伴(Partner In Health)”和麻州公共衛生廳合作,執行社區追蹤,麻州醫療保險聯繫者(The Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority ,簡稱CCA)將設立虛擬支援中心,維持聯繫,麻州公共衛生廳將保存,維護數據庫,指導執行流程,Accenture這全球的客戶關係管理(CRM)頂尖公司將提供技術及硬體支援。(視頻來自麻州州長辦公室直播)

Baker-Polito Administration Announces COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative to Further Mitigate the Spread of Virus
Collaborative will deploy nearly 1,000 individuals to trace contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases

BOSTON – Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced the creation of the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. This initiative is a collaboration between the administration and Partners In Health, and is the first of its kind in the nation. The initiative will focus on tracing the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients, and supporting individuals in quarantine, and builds on the efforts already underway from the Command Center to leverage public health college students to augment the contact tracing being done by local boards of health.

Led by the administration’s COVID-19 Response Command Center, Partners In Health will coordinate closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Contact tracing will be combined with the state’s efforts to increase testing and will provide support to people in quarantine in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“Enhanced contact tracing capability is another powerful tool for public health officials and health care providers in the battle against COVID-19,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Massachusetts is the only state in the nation implementing this type of programming, and this collaborative tracing initiative will break new ground as we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Partners In Health will provide staff and contribute technical expertise in community tracing. The Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority (CCA) will stand up a virtual support center and maintain connectivity, while the Massachusetts Department of Health (DPH) will maintain data, guides and processes. Accenture, a leading global professional services company, and Salesforce, a global leader in CRM, are implementing support center capabilities for the CTC’s tracing purposes.

“This is a key effort in the Commonwealth’s work to slow the spread of the virus by adding capacity to reach individuals who have come in close contact with individuals are confirmed positive for COVID-19,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders. “I encourage residents to cooperate with the operation so that we can further slow the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts.”

The Collaborative will deploy nearly 1,000 contact tracers throughout the state to connect with COVID-19 patients and their contacts to support Massachusetts’ efforts to track and contain the virus.

Contact tracing through the CTC will support the Baker-Polito Administration’s ongoing efforts to expand bed capacity, increase personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies and provide resources for health care providers and patients. 

For more information on COVID-19, visit Mass.gov/covid19. Get notifications to your phone or mobile device by texting COVIDMA to 888-777.

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