IMSC’s Approach to Contact-Tracing Got National Attention

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, digital contact-tracing has been highlighted as a critical technology to stop COVID-19 transmission. Contact tracing has been a core disease control measure employed by local and state health department personnel for decades. In a pandemic such as COVID-19, communities must scale up and train a large contact tracer workforce and work collaboratively across public and private agencies to stop the transmission of virus. However, it is very challenging to timely prepare the workforce due to the scale…

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