Column | Montgomery County didn’t have a call back number for contact tracing

Yesterday we received this press release from Montgomery County. The press release was pretty mundane. It just ran through some of the numbers pertaining to Coronavirus in the county and included a quote from Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh. Below is the quote.

“In an effort to focus on early detection and containment of any new outbreaks, the County has eliminated restrictions for testing so that anyone who needs or wants to be tested can be tested, whether or not they have symptoms. We have also expanded our contact tracing efforts to include a call back number for those who may have missed the call from our Department of Health regarding their results or status,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “As the coronavirus continues to remain in our community, each of us must be personally responsible for our actions and work together to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in Montgomery County.”

Please note that we added the bold to the one sentence.

Is she saying if you got called over the last few months about having been exposed to Coronavirus there was no way to return the call if you missed it?

Please tell us we are wrong, but it is written very plainly right there.

And who in their right mind would highlight that as an accomplishment?

Let us know what you think in the comments.