State officials are hopeful contact tracing will help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. But as of May 2020, only 59-percent of those who tested positive have responded to the Louisiana Department of Health’s contact tracing phone calls. State officials previously expressed concerns about whether or not people would reject the call because of the unfamiliar number. However, not everyone says they would accept the call, even if they did recognize the number. Some people say they believe the call invades their privacy and said they would refuse to answer or give any information. Health professionals with LDH have stressed there is nothing to fear, and the call does more to help. They are encouraging people to save the number, which is 877-766-2130, in case they receive a call.