Farmingville, NY - Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York State is accepting applications for Contact Tracers to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. This program will help control the infection rate and will be executed in coordination with New Jersey and Connecticut. It will serve as an important resource to gather data and be a model to replicate across the country. Applicants are being sought for the role of Contact Tracer, Team Supervisor and Community Support Specialist.
The Contact Tracers are important to Long Island, as “contact tracing” is one of the 7 metrics of the Governor’s reopening plan for the state. The program will include a baseline of 30 contact tracers for every 100,000 individuals with a total of 6,400 to 17,000 tracers statewide. Currently, the Long Island region requires a minimum of 852 contract tracers, which could change due to an increase or decline in the number of COVID-19 positive cases. Apply Online
New PSA Contest: The Governor also announced a contest asking New Yorkers to create and share a PSA video explaining why people should wear a mask in public. You can learn more at the New York State "Wear a Mask" website. Please feel free to share with your constituents.
Contact Tracing: Visit the New York Sate Department of Health website to learn about how to apply to be apart of the NY contact tracing initiative. At this link, you will find application to apply to a contact tracer, team supervisor, and community support specialist.
Enforcement Hotline: The NYS on PAUSE Enforcement hotline is still active. Individuals can file complaints regarding the operation of non-essential businesses or gatherings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through an online form or by calling 1-833-789-0470.
Division of Public Information * Office of the SupervisorOne Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738