How schools are navigating privacy concerns in COVID-19 contact tracing
October 5, 2020
As plans to reopen schools have ramped up across the country, so too have administrators’ efforts to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
That’s why many districts have turned to contact tracing, a system that aims to identify and alert those who may have been exposed to students and staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19.
How that’s accomplished varies widely from district to district. And while, overall, experts say these efforts are off to a good start, some methods have raised concerns about student privacy.