CUNY Students in the Medical Field will be Among Thousands of COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Photo: Centers for Disease Control

BARUCH COLLEGE — Hundreds of CUNY students in the medical field will be among the thousands of coronavirus contact tracers in a joint effort being led by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg to control the coronavirus infection rate and speed up the safe reopening of the economy.

The contact tracing program will launch immediately in coordination with the Downstate Region, New Jersey and Connecticut. This program is a collaboration of New York State and Bloomberg Philanthropies, which Bloomberg is the founder of.