Contact Tracing Tramples Individual Liberty - meeting tonight

Speaker - Texas Senator Bob Hall, Senate District 2

Grayson County Courthouse - East Courtroom, 100 W. Houston, Sherman at 7 p.m.

What is Contact Tracing? The state (and nation) are now proposing egregious contact tracing schemes to track and control your movements. In what is being advertised as an “entirely voluntary” system, a positive COVID-19 test will trigger an investigation of you to reveal everywhere you have been and everyone you have been in contact with within a window of time prior to your testing.

The Texas State Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has signed a $295 million, 27-month contract with the Frisco firm MTX Group to proceed with its contact-tracing program despite serious concerns about the invasion of privacy and the encroachment of civil liberties. The contract was awarded with no legislative oversight and without the due process safeguards mandated by legislation. And questions remain as to the efficacy of the selected contractor. Senator Hall will talk about some of the things you can do such as reaching out to the Governor and your state lawmakers.

Everyone is welcome. There is no charge to attend. The South door (Risk Shoe side) and West door (Knight Furniture side) will open at 6:15 and will lock at 7:30.