• June 25, 2020 2:14 PM

What is contact tracing?

What is contact tracing?

What is contact tracing? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Contact tracing is an important way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. County Public Health staff help individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 to identify everyone with whom they had close contact during the time they may have been contagious. Public health staff then notify “contacts” about their potential exposure to someone with COVID-19 while not sharing the identity of the person who may have exposed them to the virus. During this phone call, contacts receive information about COVID-19 symptoms and a referral for free testing. All identified and confirmed contacts are instructed to self-quarantine to prevent further spread of disease. During the quarantine, the contact may receive a daily phone call from Public Health staff who asks if they are experiencing any symptoms.