COVID-19 contact tracers can encounter politics as they track family events

Experts know that people have COVID fatigue but urge families to socially distance and wear masks

New Jersey’s COVID-19 caseload topped 1,000 again Tuesday, and stats show hot spots often flare up at in-home gatherings. Some COVID-19 contact tracers say families have been lulled into a false sense of security, often let down their guard and let the virus in, to their own surprise. And as a toxic election draws near, tracers also often confront people who won’t cooperate because they think COVID-19 is nothing but politics.