Florida contact tracers complain that no one trusts them enough to give them information. It could be that people read stories like these:
Florida couple jailed for breaking coronavirus quarantine
and they don’t want to risk having some government official lock them in their homes upon penalty of being locked in jail.
It could be that they lied about the masks. Or people who were shot or died in motorcycle accidents being classified as COVID. Or nurses who claim they are overwhelmed while filming TikTok videos of them doing choreographed dance routines.
WHEN THEY LIED ABOUT THE MASKS, THEY POISONED THE TRUST WELL. WHEN THEY GAVE THE BLM RALLIES THEIR SEAL OF APPROVAL, THEY SHAT IN IT. Contact Tracing Is Having a Trust Crisis. Nobody trusts the tech companies, either, for similar reasons. When you lie and cheat, people don’t trust you.
At this late date, contact tracing is largely pointless anyway. It might have mattered in February and early March, but the CDC made sure there weren’t enough tests.