A tour with NYC contact tracers, as the landmark health program ends
As the city sunsets its large-scale COVID-19 outreach efforts, contact tracers reflect on two years of knocking doors.
May 1, 12:00 PM
How NYC Is Tracking Down Omicron Cases
The head of NYC Test & Trace discusses how the public health initiative is looking for omicron cases, including those connected to an early outbreak at a Manhattan anime festival.
Dec 14, 2021 6:06 PM
‘Heard The Call To Help’: Director Of NYC Test & Trace On Identifying 1 Million Close Contacts
Executive Director Dr. Ted Long also discussed the challenges posed by tracking cases in reopened businesses and schools.
Oct 8, 2021 4:50 PM
A Day In The Life Of A NYC Contact Tracer: 'No, Sir, You Can't Go To Work Right Now'
"Almost no one knows where they've gotten it and whether they might have transmitted it, and I almost never have people give contacts to me."
Dec 9, 2020 5:34 PM
Immigration And Privacy Advocates Seek New Law Shielding COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data From Law Enforcement
"It's an unfortunate reflection on the state of US immigration authorities that a bill like this is necessary."
Jul 12, 2020 10:41 AM
New York's Contact Tracers Are Still Facing Challenges
The city and the state are both experiencing obstacles as they ramp up their contact tracing programs.
Jun 26, 2020 10:42 AM
Should Contact Tracers Ask New Yorkers If They've Attended A Protest?
Many protesters have been sensitive about revealing their identities, declining to provide their names during interviews with reporters or being photographed.
Jun 16, 2020 4:36 PM
Coronavirus Updates: Cuomo Will Allow Open-Air Graduations As Coronavirus Cases Drop To Lowest Level Since Mid-March
Several state buildings will also be illuminated blue and gold to celebrate New York's "curve benders."
Jun 7, 2020 1:21 PM
Some NYC Contact Tracers Say Their Jobs Were Rescinded After “Utter Mess” Of A Hiring Process
"Nothing I’ve been told has stayed the same,” a recruiter for the contact tracing program told Gothamist. “People who may have thought they got the job probably won’t be hired. A lot of us aren’t happy about it.”
May 28, 2020 4:44 PM
A Guide To New York’s Contact Tracing Programs
From determining just what a contact tracer does to defining a close contact, we break down contact tracing.
May 21, 2020 1:44 PM
Critics Castigate Mayor De Blasio’s New "Testing and Tracing Corps"
“This plan raises a lot of alarm bells,” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said.
May 8, 2020 6:20 PM
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