In 2020, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a global pandemic, requiring unprecedented government intervention to contain the spread of this highly-contagious and sometimes deadly virus. 1 One of the primary methods for containment of COVID-19 was contact tracing, whose success depends upon aggressive deployment. 2 This technology explainer will analyze the traditional contact tracing method and the supplementary technologies to contact tracing, especially as deployed for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. Candidate 2022; Florida State University, B.S. Economics and Political Science