Bloomberg's project is in partnership with Johns Hopkins University. The campaign covers New York state, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Dr. Kelly Henning, the epidemiologist at Bloomberg Philanthropies who heads the project, said that the only way to reopen safely is with an unprecedented effort to interview the people who get the virus, track down every single person they come in contact with, and get them to quarantine for 14 days.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Wednesday announced he would pony up $10 million to launch a COVID-19 contact-tracing army of 35,000 medical students to help contain the virus. The effort would be designed and executed in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and would include a campaign that would cover New York state, New Jersey and Connecticut.