Tags contact tracing

How universities can fast-track contact tracing programs

by EdScoop Staff • 2 years ago

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 • 2 years ago

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 • 2 years ago

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 • 2 years ago

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 • 2 years ago

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 • 2 years ago

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 • 2 years ago

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 • 2 years ago

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 • 2 years ago

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