Public health professionals, who might not have experience with contact tracing, can take this course to learn the basics and to be successful in reaching out to community members to save lives.
The course can complement existing disease surveillance systems, programs, and trainings your organization is already using to help monitor the public's health. It also provides an interactive learning experience through interview skill-building videos, quizzes, and an exercise to practice key decision-making during a contact interview.
In this introductory course, students will learn about the science of
SARS-CoV-2 , including the infectious period, the clinical presentation
of COVID-19, and the evidence for how SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted from
person-to-person and why contact tracing can be such an effective public
health intervention. Students will learn about how contact tracing is
done, including how to build rapport with cases, identify their
contacts, and support both cases and their contacts to stop transmission
in their communities. The course will also cover several important
ethical considerations around contact tracing, isolation, and
quarantine. Finally, the course will identify some of the most common
barriers to contact tracing efforts -- along with strategies to overcome
Introductory online course for entry-level COVID-19 contact tracers, for use by health agencies in rapid training of new contact tracers. The training will be augmented by state/local specific training required to orient individuals to jurisdiction-specific protocols. This training focuses on building knowledge for remote contact tracing.