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Cook County announces $41M COVID-19 contact tracing grant award, plans to hire 400 workers

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) announced Thursday that CCDPH will be receiving almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up its COVID-19 contact tracing program in suburban Cook County over the next three to six months. 

The funding will allow CCDPH to focus on communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

“This is a win for Cook County,” Preckwinkle said. “What we have seen with this pandemic is another reminder that until we address the . . .

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