EL CENTRO — As Imperial County nears the last metric that would allow it seek a variance to move into Advanced Stage 2 of reopening, the Public Health Department it is getting some significant assistance.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has deployed a team to Imperial County to provide support for contact tracing; binational case investigations; hospital infection prevention and control; and reporting, data management and planning.

Staff Writer Michael Maresh can be reached at mmaresh@ivpressonline.com.

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