Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Case Investigators and Contact Tracers
Welcome to the introductory online course for entry-level COVID-19 case investigators and contact tracers, for use by health agencies in rapid training of new staff. The training will be augmented by state/local specific training required to orient individuals to jurisdiction-specific protocols. This training focuses on building knowledge for remote contact tracing.
Course content reviewed for accuracy as of January 26, 2023. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, course content will be reviewed and updated on a quarterly basis.

logosASTHO and NCSD thank the partners who provided input, expert review, and/or source material for training development, including:
-  Cardea Services  -  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  -  Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)  -  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services  -  National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)  -  NCSD Disease Intervention Specialist Committee  -  Public Health Foundation  -  Resolve to Save Lives and Vital Strategies  -  Texas Department of State Health Services  -  Virginia Department of Health  -  Washington State Department of Health  -  

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Windows: Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox.
Apple MacOS: Safari 3.0 or higher, Microsoft edge, Google Chrome, Firefox. 

To begin the course, select the top lesson from the lesson bar(s) below.