How Do Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps Work?

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada, thousands of volunteers and public health workers have practised contact tracing — the painstaking process of identifying anyone who’s come into contact with someone diagnosed with the disease and telling those people they need to self-isolate. It’s intensive work. But is there a way to do that work digitally? Some developers and governments are trying to find out. B.C. chief medical officer of health Dr. Bonnie Henry summed it up during a news conference Tuesday.