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Mayor Bowser Directs $2.3 Million for District’s Coronavirus Contact Trace Force

Monday, May 11, 2020

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Mayor Muriel Bowser directed $2.3 million of the District’s Contingency Cash Reserve Fund for initial staffing hires at the DC Coronavirus Contact Trace Force, which is housed at the DC Department of Health (DC Health). Today, DC Human Resources and DC Health began onboarding the first 17 contact tracers for the Force.

DC Health plans to onboard 200 candidates in the first phase of the Contact Trace Force expansion. The position breakdown is as follows:

  • 10 – Supervisors
  • 40 – Case Investigators
  • 150 – Investigators (Contact Tracers)

DC Health is planning to eventually onboard a total of 900 Contact Trace Force employees. The position breakdown is as follows, and includes the first 200 positions:

  • 45 – Supervisors
  • 180 – Case Investigators
  • 675 – Investigators (Contact Tracers)

To date, Mayor Bowser has directed $194.7 million to the District’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

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