O'Neill Institute  |  May 9, 2020

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This Quick Take document describes what contract tracing is, who does it, and why it is important. Drawing lessons from the response to HIV and other STIs, the document also discusses recommendations for what to do and not to do in responding to the COVID-19 crisis, best practices for the use of technology in contact tracing, partnerships between health departments and community-based organizations, and problems with law enforcement and criminalization. By protecting rights, partnering with communities, and expanding a well-trained workforce, public health can implement effective contact tracing for COVID-19.

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