By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Playing a serious game

Contact tracing in schools is time consuming, tedious and important to COVID-19 fight


Last updated 11/25/2020 at 11:48am

CHENEY – When it comes to coronavirus contact tracing at school, School District Assistant Superintendent Tom Arlt asked school board members to picture the number five on a dice.

“Visualize that center dot on the number five as being a positive case,” Arlt said. “The Health Department requires tracing and quarantine of adjacent students. Each of those four dots around that student would be considered adjacent students, each of those would be subject to quarantine according to the (Spokane Regional) Health District.”

Arlt outlined a complex and tedious process to board members at...

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