Why is contact tracing important?

Vaccination is the most effective public health strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and contact tracing is an important tool to prevent spread while we continue to increase vaccination rates. Contact tracing helps to control the spread of the virus by quickly identifying and informing people who may have been exposed to an infected person. If you contract COVID-19 or are exposed to COVID-19, cooperating with contact tracers will help prevent other people from getting sick.