CCAC Offering COVID-19 Contact Tracing Class

Contact tracing helps slow the spread of coronavirus

Jennifer Bloodworth
May 08, 2020 - 10:13 am

Joe DeStio/ KDKA Radio

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Community College of Allegheny County is offering contact tracing courses to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and speed the reopening of Pennsylvania’s economy.

The two-week non-credit classes were developed with regional health authorities.

Students will be trained online over Zoom for two weeks.

Contact tracing “is to connect with individuals diagnosed with COVID19, identify individuals with whom they have come into contact, and proceed to get in touch with every contact discovered. Contact tracers may be able to work remotely and conduct contact tracing via phone or using other technologies, but some may need to go to people’s homes to follow up on contacts and conduct interviews, the college said in a statement.

Andrew Limberg contributed to this article.

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