House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on COVID-19 Contact Tracing Wednesday in Capitol

HARRISBURG, July 28 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on COVID-19 contact tracing.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29 in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building in Harrisburg. The media and public are urged to watch the livestream at

The hearing was requested by State Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, to investigate the challenges of contact tracing in Pennsylvania. Testifiers and committee members will participate in person and remotely.

Testifiers will include: 

  • Sarah Boateng, executive deputy secretary, PA Department of Health.
  • Lindsey Mauldin, special assistant on contact tracing for Secretary Levine, DOH.
  • Michel Masters, division director of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Montgomery County Office of Public Health.
  • Dr. Jeff Martin, medical director, Lancaster County Contact Tracing Program.
  • Cynthia Shields, assistant director of Office of Community Services, Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

Following the hearing, testimonies and full hearing video will be posted at