ONEIDA CO. - Contact tracing isn't something new to the medical field, but it is new to the Northwoods.
Whether you are a permanent resident or just vacationing here, leaving your name and number after visiting a business could help better identify possible exposures.
After receiving Input from residents, businesses and all four chambers of commerce,the Oneida Co. Health Department launched a webpage
that lists public locations where known positive cases have visited.
And businesses who take the small step of collecting patrons contact information could help slow the spread even quicker.
Director of the Rhinelander Chamber, Lauren Sackett, advised businesses like restaurants to take reservations, or create a list, as a way to collect info.
"If it's as simple as writing your name and phone number on your receipt, its very very helpful in their contact tracing efforts," Sackett said.
The site is broken down into two categories: high risk and low risk. Where businesses are placed is determined based on the possibility of virus exposure.