Coronavirus BRIEFING

Contact Tracing Not A 'Witch Hunt' Gov. Murphy Says

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Let's be perfectly clear: contact tracing is about public health. Period. No one is out on a witch hunt. No one is asking questions that have any focus other than trying to stop the spread of this virus.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, commenting late last week after the state reported that 45 percent of those who have tested positive for the coronavirus and were contacted have refused to provide the information needed to inform others of exposure, as reported by the Ocean City, N.J., local news website Patch.