The Rev. Robert Pace stood in front of 45 people on March 4 and led the Lenten program at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth.
He felt sick days earlier and was diagnosed with the flu. He still had a deep cough, but his fever broke. He felt safe enough to go to the church, but stood away from his worshipers. Little did Pace know, he was actually infected with the novel coronavirus.
When he was finally diagnosed with COVID-19 six days later, epidemiologists at the Tarrant County Public Health Department had the daunting task of tracking down every single person Pace had been in contact with while he was showing symptoms.
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