N.Y.C. will soon end its main contact-tracing program for the coronavirus.

New York City said it would end its main contact-tracing program for the coronavirus next month, in yet another sign that officials across the United States are shifting how they treat the threat of the coronavirus.

“Trace will be coming to an end in late April — giving us eight final weeks to complete your current work and get New Yorkers ready for the next phase as we learn to live with Covid,” Dr. Ted Long, the executive director of the city’s Test and Trace program, wrote in an email, shared with The New York Times, that was sent Monday night to the city’s remaining contact tracers.

People working as contact tracers also received a second email notifying them that their contracts would be ending in late April, and inviting them to apply for other positions in the city’s public hospital system.

On Tuesday, two of the city’s contact tracers, who requested anonymity to discuss a policy that had not yet been publicized, said that they had been expecting the end of the program for months. One of them added that he was surprised the program had lasted as long as it did.

In early January, when New York State was overwhelmed by the Omicron variant, state officials announced that local health departments did not need to trace every case, but the city kept its program going anyway. Then on Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its guidance, and no longer recommends “universal case investigation and contact tracing for Covid-19.”

Dr. Long pointed to that new federal recommendation as a key reason the city was ending its program, along with the sharp recent decline in cases and widespread vaccination.

“Over 96 percent of adults in N.Y.C. have had at least one vaccine dose,” he wrote to the tracers. “We have very effective treatments, including a new oral medication that can be delivered the same day at home. Having these strong protections in place defines a new phase in the pandemic where we can learn to live with Covid.”

As of Jan. 25, the program, which began in June 2020, employed about 2,000 contact tracers, according to the city. A large part of their job was to connect New Yorkers with resources to help them isolate, like free hotel stays and community organizations that could provide free food and other deliveries. Over the course of the pandemic, the program provided 33,000 hotel stays and delivered more than 2 million meals, the city said.

Many immunocompromised Americans feel left behind by the lifting of precautions and restrictions across the country, and the C.D.C. continues to recommend contact tracing for the coronavirus in high-risk settings like nursing homes and homeless shelters. A city spokesman said Tuesday that the city would continue tracing in those settings, but that responsibility would revert to the health department. The main coronavirus tracing program has been run until now by the city’s public hospital corporation, a decision that aroused controversy.

After the main tracing program ends in late April, people who test positive will get a text message about resources that can help them, including a new program for anti-viral pill delivery. (They can also call a city hotline, 212-COVID19). The city’s large-scale virus testing program, which continues to operate about 150 testing sites, was not directly affected by Monday’s announcement.

“The city supports the C.D.C.’s recommendations to scale down contact tracing going forward,” Dr. Dave Chokshi, the city health commissioner, said in a statement.As we enter a new phase of the pandemic, we must adapt our public health interventions, while still providing resources to New Yorkers.”

On Monday, New York City is expected to stop requiring mask-wearing in public schools and to start allowing patrons to enter restaurants and other indoor public venues without showing proof of vaccination, provided that reports of new cases in the city remain relatively low. Disease experts are divided on the timing of such moves, with some saying it is too soon and others saying it is time to move forward with caution.

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