Using Facebook to Help Locate People with or at Risk for COVID-19

Rendering of the 2019-nCoV virion. Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/REUTERS

A key use of Facebook is to quickly communicate with the Index Case or Contact, especially if they are not responding to telephone calls or have not provided a telephone number. Facebook Messenger is a no-cost tool for communication that allows people to send and receive messages and calls without paying for cell phone plans.