Contact Tracing

Google and Apple have teamed up to create an app to be used for Contact Tracing to help track instances of COVID-19.

  • Key Concepts (from the CDC)
    • Trace and monitor contacts of infected people. Notify them of their exposure.
    • Support the quarantine of contacts. Help ensure the safe, sustainable and effective quarantine of contacts to prevent additional transmission.
    • Expand staffing resources. Contact tracing in the US will require that states, tribes, localities and territorial establish large cadres of contact tracers.
    • Use digital tools. Adoption and evaluation of digital tools may expand reach and efficacy of contact tracers.