Contact Tracing

What is Contact Tracing?

Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who may have been exposed to a contagious disease like COVID-19 and monitoring those people to stop the spread of disease.

When a patient is diagnosed with COVID-19, they will work with a local public health expert to make a list of people they interacted with while they were contagious.

The public health expert then contacts the people on the list,  warns them of the potential exposure without releasing the name of the person who may have exposed them (unless given permission to do so), and gives them  guidance on what to do next.

Keep a List of Your Contacts

Keeping a list of people you have had contact with will make the process faster and more accurate when public health experts reach out to you.

If you are called by a public health expert, provide as much information as you can. It is very important that they be able to quickly locate anyone you could have potentially exposed.

You can help stop the spread by keeping a record of where you go each day, who you have contact with, and at what time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn what you can expect and how you can help public health experts stop the spread of a contagious disease.

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