Tags contact tracing

How universities can fast-track contact tracing programs

by EdScoop Staff

Colleges and universities already have most of the data collection systems they need to develop a contact tracing program.

Boston U. to pilot, research state's new contact tracing app

by Colin Wood

Together with the nonprofit Mitre, Boston University will explore whether Massachusetts' new app could augment its contact-tracing efforts statewide.

U. Arizona claims contact-tracing app reduced COVID-19 by 12%

by Colin Wood

The estimate, which assumes a best-case scenario of user compliance with self-quarantine instructions, supports claims that apps are a useful tool in fighting the pandemic.

U. California system expands COVID-19 exposure app to more campuses

by Jake Williams

The app, which tracks users’ exposure to coronavirus, was piloted at two campuses and will expand to five more in the University of California system.

FIU psychologists made a tool to help COVID-19 patients remember who they contacted

by Betsy Foresman

A new web-based tool called CogTracer borrows interview techniques used by the justice system to help COVID-19 patients remember who they might have spread the virus to.

Hundreds of students' COVID-19 test data left unprotected at University of Kentucky

by Betsy Foresman

A spokesperson said leaving a spreadsheet with personal information accessible to those outside the university's contact tracing team was a "regrettable error."

At universities, contact tracing app reception hinges on privacy

by Betsy Foresman

Privacy-minded apps that use Bluetooth to monitor exposures are being accepted, while a mandatory app tracking students' locations at Albion College is getting less favorable reviews.

New app to help university students stay healthy on campus this fall

by Betsy Foresman

A new app from Terra Dotta provides universities a channel to publish guidelines for returning to campus and communicate health updates to students.

Purdue Global launches free COVID-19 contact tracing class

by Betsy Foresman

The online course will train students in contact-tracing protocols, legal requirements, effective risk communication and how to analyze collected data.