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
- Social Security number
- Bank account information
- Salary information
- Credit card numbers
Learn more about contact tracing
See also: Spread and transmission