Test & Trace Corner: Lessons for Public Health

Voices of Test & Trace Corps: The Situation Room

SIT Room By Atanu Majumdar, T2-Intake Specialist, NYC Test & Trace Corps From the moment a Test & Trace (T2) specialist responds to a phone call, and the Building-Response Team (BRT) member utters the words, “I have a situation…” the workflow begins. It truly is a remarkable and beautiful thing to watch here in the… Continue Reading ›

Adapting to Patient Care with Mobile Health Clinics

On June 1, 2020, the Test & Trace Crops was launched with the goal to suppress the virus, then delay and diminish future waves in New York City. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Test & Trace has continued to recognize the need to focus available resources onto where there are outbreaks and on areas of decreased… Continue Reading ›

Breaking Down Breakthrough Infections

In the last few months, the discussion around the COVID-19 pandemic has focused largely on the spread of the more contagious delta variant, which is now the dominant strain of the virus here in New York City and across the country. In addition to the rapid spread of the delta variant among those who are… Continue Reading ›

School Surveillance Testing – Year Two

By Dan Rosenfeld On Monday, September 13, 2021 the NYC Test & Trace Corps began our second school year of surveillance testing, ready to help protect over one million students and staff in our public schools. One of the largest surveillance testing programs in the world, our program began in earnest last October when public… Continue Reading ›

AfterCare: Leading the Way Toward Patient-centric Care

In a New York Times op-ed published August 18, Dr. Adam Gaffney of Harvard Medical School and Dr. Zackary Berger of John Hopkins School of Medicine describe the multivalent Long COVID symptoms currently afflicting hundreds of thousands of Americans and the evolving medical practices required to treat the unique needs of these patients. As the… Continue Reading ›

COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose

As COVID-19 rates continue to rise throughout the country, we have a new tool in our arsenal to combat the spread: a third dose of vaccine for those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems, or “immunocompromised” individuals. On August 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began recommending an additional dose of… Continue Reading ›

AfterCare: Connecting Patients to Resources for Long COVID

What if it has been weeks or months since you’ve had COVID-19, but you’re just not feeling better? It might be Long COVID – one of the post-COVID conditions defined by the CDC – a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first being infected… Continue Reading ›

Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic on Improving Hospital Care

In March 2020, New York City became the United States’ epicenter for the COVID-19 pandemic. In a densely populated and culturally diverse metropolis with a population of more than 8 million people, rapidly spreading infections became a public health emergency that hospitals had to face. Hospitalizations increased to a level that the city had to… Continue Reading ›

Voices of Test & Trace Corps: Contact Tracers

Dates of Our Lives: My Journey from International Student to NYC Contact Tracer By Akanksha Anand, Community Engagement Specialist, NYC Test & Trace Corps Dates are such an important part of our lives. Remembering friends’ birthdays is almost as important as not forgetting wedding anniversaries. Or worse yet, muddling up the dates of your final… Continue Reading ›

A Need for a Public Health Workforce to Control COVID-19 and Address Health Disparities

There are new challenges to public health that become apparent every year, and as such the landscape of health and healthcare is an ever-changing environment. Even now as COVID-19 remains at the forefront, we learn of different, more sustainable ways of controlling the spread of the virus. In fact, strengthening a robust, well-trained, public health… Continue Reading ›