CHRT and DHLS in Crain’s Detroit: Two-thirds of Michiganders support contact tracing, cite privacy concerns

July 21, 2020 | Crain's Detroit, In The Media

“More than two-thirds of Michiganders in a new survey said they would be willing to participate in COVID-19 contact tracing activities that include sharing personal information, people they came into contact with or reporting symptoms to state or local health departments” writes Jay Greene for Crain’s Detroit. “But about half of respondents expressed concerns about privacy of their personal health information, with 37 percent saying they would not participate in a contact tracing effort because of it.”

Greene is referring to the recently published Cover Michigan Survey reports on trust in COVID-19 information sources and willingness to participate in contact tracing.  Both reports are a collaboration between staff at CHRT and faculty and graduate students at the University of Michigan Department of Learning Health Sciences.