The state of US contact tracing: Is it working?

People need to participate in the process for contact tracing to work. Addressing those issues will be critical as the winter brings colder weather, forcing people indoors, and states continue to reopen. “The virus gets a new wind in its sails as we head into the winter, so the biggest test lies ahead,” said Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of population health and disease prevention at the University of California, Irvine. “But that second wave can be kept in check for better and for longer the more on point we are in the fall with our contact tracing.”