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What is Contact Tracing?

A woman standing in a town square with a black jacket. People are walking around her. Photo by Pexels user Gustavo Fring. Used courtesy of have heard the term "contract tracing" a lot throughput this pandemic. Contact tracing is the process of identifying, notifying, and monitoring anyone who came in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 while they were infectious.  This resource from the Department of Health includes a quick video summary of what contact tracing is and how it occurs. This additional resource reviews the contact tracing process and provides expectations regarding what to expect if you are contacted by a contact tracer.  These are good resources to keep on hand when you need a refresher and/or to share with someone you support who may be thinking about this "what if."

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