Persichilli: Contact tracing pilot coming soon to college campuses

During New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s coronavirus briefing Sept. 14, Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli shared some details about a contact tracing pilot program coming to college campuses.

“We hope to kick that off next week,” Persichilli said. “We’ll be testing it on three or four college campuses. New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware are also bringing up the same digital notification app, so we’ve been doing most of our planning with them. They may announce a statewide rollout. We’ve decided to test it first on college campuses, see how it works, take care of any bugs we might find, any technical issues, and check the privacy aspects of the app itself.”