What is Contact Tracing?
Answer the call from the CA COVID Team and help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Contact tracing is completely private! You will not be asked for your social security number or your immigration status.
The contact tracing team may contact those who have tested positive for Covid-19. They’ll alert close contacts and keep names confidential. A close contact is someone who has been within 6 feet of a person who is positive for COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes. They’ll check symptoms, offer testing, and discuss next steps like isolation and quarantine.
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- Contact Tracing FAQ
Step 1The Public Health Department and its Community Partners may contact people who test positive for Covid-19.
We "trace" or find others who have been in recent close contact with them.
Contacts will be assessed and offered testing but they will NOT be told your name.
Contacts are asked to quarantine themselves even if they are not showing symptoms.
If they are showing symptoms or have already tested positive they are asked to isolate themselves to prevent the spread of COVID to others.