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Health departments : Interim buidance on developing a COVID-19 case investigation & contact tracing plan
  • Published Date:
    May 13, 2020
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  • Description:
    Last updated May 13, 2020

    This interim guidance document is intended to assist state, local, territorial and tribal health departments develop jurisdictional plans for the implementation and enhancement of COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing efforts.


  • Content Notes:
    I. Introduction -- II. Scaling Up Staffing Roles Involved in Case Investigation & Contact Tracing -- III. When to Initiate Case Investigation & Contact Tracing Activities -- IV. Investigating a COVID-19 Case -- V. Contact Tracing for COVID-19 -- VI. Outbreaks -- VII. Special Considerations -- VIII. Building Community Support -- IX. Data Management -- X. Evaluating Success -- XI. Confidentiality and Consent -- XII. Support Services to Consider -- XIII. Digital Contact Tracing Tools -- XIV. Resources -- Appendix A – Glossary of Key Terms -- Appendix B - Tips for Locating COVID-19 Cases and Contacts -- Appendix C - Data Elements for Case Investigation & Contact Tracing Forms Appendix D – Tool for Estimating the Number of Contact Tracers Needed.
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