Senior Fellow Oscar Baez was working as a foreign service officer in Jerusalem when the US State Department called him home in March due to COVID-19. Now he serves the neighborhoods of Boston, where he grew up, working as a contact tracer. Oscar’s job consists of contacting any person who has been newly diagnosed with COVID-19 to inform them that they need to safely isolate. He calls anyone who may have been exposed to that person in the past 48 hours and ensures that they can safely remain quarantined for two weeks. As Oscar says, working in the immigrant communities of Boston is helpful in his work because he understands the inequalities that existed before COVID.
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