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What is contact tracing?

Contact tracing slows the spread of COVID-19 by

  • Letting people know they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should monitor their health for symptoms;
  • Helping people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 get tested; and
  • Asking people to self-isolate if they have COVID-19 or self-quarantine if they are in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

During contact tracing, the health department staff will not ask you for

  • Money
  • Social Security number
  • Bank account information
  • Salary information
  • Credit card numbers

Learn more about contact tracing

Last updated August 06, 2020
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventionlinks to external site

See also: Spread and transmission