According to the Medscape Coronavirus Resource Center, at least 44 states and the District of Columbia have begun expanding their contact tracing workforce. To help meet the need for training for contact tracers, we are offering this course, based on CDC and public health guidelines.  

This contact tracer training will provide you with a skill which is in demand on the job market.  While taking this training does not guarantee that you will become employed as a contact tracer, the information and skills you learn in the course will provide you with skills necessary to be considered for employment.


Length (in hours): 16

Agenda

Unit 1

Introduction to Contact Tracing

  • Contact Tracing
  • Cases, Contacts, Isolation and Quarantine
  • High Risk Situations

Unit 2

Basics of Covid-19

  • SARS-CoV-2 Virus
  • Risk Factors for Severe Disease
  • Diagnosis and Transmission Prevention


Unit 3

Ethics and Effective Communication Skills for Contact Tracers

  • Privacy, Confidentiality and Other Ethical Issues
  • Establishing Rapport through Effective Communication
  • Addressing Complexities

Unit 4

Investigating and Tracing Contacts

  • Basic Steps of Contact Tracing
  • Case and Contact Calls
  • Job Opportunities for Contact Tracers


Next start date

Jan 4 – 29, 2021