New York will work with New Jersey and Connecticut to launch a "nation-leading contact-tracing program," Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning.
"This is going to be a massive undertaking," he said.
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg will help develop the first-ever testing/tracing/isolation programs, Cuomo said.
John’s Hopkins University and Vital Strategies will help with the tracing operation, he added.
Contact tracing is a virus containment strategy that involves finding sick people, isolating them and then tracing everyone with whom they've been in contact with. Those contacts are then put into quarantine.