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Case investigation and contact tracing : part of a multipronged approach to fight the COVID-19 pandemic
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    This web page highlights basic principles of case investigation and contact tracing to stop COVID-19 transmission; detailed guidance for health departments is available.

    Case investigation and 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 workforce and work collaboratively across public and private agencies to stop the transmission of COVID-19.

    316704A October 10, 2020 12:38 PM


  • Content Notes:
    Certain core principles of case investigation and contact tracing must always be adhered to -- Case investigation and contact tracing is part of the process of supporting patients and warning contacts of exposure in order to stop chains of transmission -- Time is of the essence -- Case investigation and contact tracing in care facilities, other congregate living settings and households with many people living in one house is a priority -- Social services and housing will be needed for contacts unable to separate themselves from others in their current living situation -- Communication with the public is crucial -- Data management and technology will be needed -- Ongoing monitoring and assessment of case investigation and contact tracing efforts will be needed.
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