Yale University

How To Implement Contact Tracing That Works -- Without Exacerbating Health Inequities

Given the lack of available timely testing and containment for COVID-19, major efforts will be needed to safely relax the current guidance for social distancing. A key component of the needed response moving forward includes rapid scale-up of contact tracing. Informed by their experiences with contact tracing implementation for HIV and data revealing racial disparities as it relates to COVID-19 awareness, attitudes, and actions, researchers Dr. E. Jennifer Edelman (Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health), Christopher A. Cole (A Place to Nourish your Health (APNH)) and Dr. Marjorie S. Rosenthal (Yale School of Medicine) suggest the following be considered in planning and implementing contact tracing for COVID-19.

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Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2020