COVID Contact Tracing In California Failed To Meet Goals, State Auditor FindsDespite promises from Gov. Gavin Newsom to build an “army" of contact tracers to contain the coronavirus pandemic, a new audit says California mustered less than half of the number promised.
Positive COVID Tests Force Santa Clara, USF Men's Basketball Teams To Pause ActivitiesPositive COVID tests and related contact tracing are forcing the University of San Francisco and Santa Clara University men's basketball teams to pause all team activities, both schools announced.
COVID: California Unveils Smartphone Tool Developed By Apple, Google To Trace Virus CasesCalifornia is rolling out a voluntary smartphone tool to alert people if they spent time near someone who tests positive for the coronavirus as cases and hospitalizations soar throughout the state.
COVID Contact Tracers Using Texts, Calls, Visits To Reach More People In SFContact tracers at the San Francisco Department of Public Health are adjusting their strategy to match the rising caseloads, making phone calls and in-person visits to text messages.
UCSF: 3 Workers, 2 Patients Test Positive For Coronavirus, Dozens QuarantinedHealth officials have confirmed at least five cases of coronavirus were transmitted within UCSF's Helen Diller Medical Center, in Parnassus Heights.
Gov. Newsom Touts Improvements In California's COVID Testing, Contact TracingGov. Gavin Newsom on Monday touted the state's progress in growing COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, reporting that the majority of tests subjects were receiving their results within 48 hours.
Pandemic App From Apple, Google Gets First Tryout In VirginiaVirginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus.
New Contact Tracing Apps Need Access To Users' Private Data To Control Spread Of COVID-19With coronavirus infections once again on the rise, contact tracing is ever more critical to control the spread of the virus. A growing number of new apps are designed to help do that.
COVID-19: Phony Contact Tracers Trying To Steal Personal Info, AG Becerra WarnsCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday warned residents to be on guard against scammers pretending to be coronavirus contact tracers.
Santa Clara County Seeks Hundreds Of Contact Tracers To Track COVID-19 SpreadSanta Clara County is putting out the call to seek hundreds of contact tracers for tracking coronavirus cases.
'California Connected' Contact Tracing Program, PR Campaign Unveiled To Limit Spread Of COVID-19California is launching a comprehensive contact tracing program to help stop the spread of coronavirus along with a public awareness campaign to educate Californians about the program, with emphasis on underserved communities, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday.
Apple Offers Faster Way To Unlock Your iPhone While Wearing A Face MaskApple is rolling out an easier way to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask.
Army Of Contact-Tracing Workers Being Recruited To Help Combat Coronavirus PandemicExperts say contact tracing is going to play a critical role in fighting the coronavirus. It’s been practiced for decades, used to fight SARS, Ebola and AIDS, but never on as big a scale.
Coronavirus Update: UCSF Partners With State To Train Thousands On Contact TracingUniversity of California at San Francisco will partner with UCLA and the California Department of Public Health to train thousands of residents across the state.
Apple iOS Update Will Fix Face Recognition Issue For COVID-19 Masks, Debut Contact TracingApple's next iOS updates will help users wearing masks who can't log onto their iPhones using facial recognition and enable contact tracing notifications during the COVID-19 pandemic.