Contact tracing : part of a multipronged approach to fight the COVID-19 pandemic
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Contact tracing : part of a multipronged approach to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

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    This web page highlights basic principles of contact tracing to stop COVID-19 transmission; detailed guidance for health departments and potential contact tracers is forthcoming. Contact tracing, a core disease control measure employed by local and state health department personnel for decades, is a key strategy for preventing further spread of COVID-19. Immediate action is needed. Communities must scale up and train a large contact tracer workforce and work collaboratively across public and private agencies to stop the transmission of COVID-19.
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    IDENTIFY STRATEGIES TO REDUCE SPREAD OF COVID-19 -- IDENTIFY THE PRIMARY COMPONENTS OF COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING -- LIST REQUIREMENTS FOR PROTECTING HEALTH INFORMATION -- DESCRIBE COVID CONTACT TRACING PROTOCOL -- APPLY COVID CONTACT TRACING PROTOCOL TO REALISTIC SCENARIOS -- IDENTIFY JURISDICTION-SPECIFIC CONTACT TRACING TOOLS AND PROTOCOLS -- ANALYZE CONTACT TRACING ENCOUNTERS FOR CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT.
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