Coronavirus contact tracing is ramping up, along with online training to fill the gap

GeekWire | May 23, 2020 at 4:30 PM
  • The Washington State Department of Health is in the early stages of a massive effort to interview COVID-19 patients and track down those who might have been infected by those patients.
  • Across the nation, public health agencies may need to add tens of thousands of contact tracers to their ranks — and that means they’ll need to be trained.
  • UW’s Northwest Center for Public Health Practice has set up an online course called “Every Contact Counts,” designed to teach the basics of contact tracing to public health professionals and volunteers.