Today, Dr. Sarah Rudman discusses how contact tracing prevents additional cases by interrupting chains of transmission, or the spread of the virus, especially by people who don’t yet know they have COVID-19 or not showing symptoms. As shelter-in-place restrictions are carefully and slowly lifted, there will be an increased number of contacts to each new COVID-19 case, and the Public Health Department anticipates it will need to reach up to 21,000 contacts of exposed individuals each week at the peaks of transmission. Evelyn and Dr. Rudman will also highlight the need for volunteers to support the vital function of case investigation and contact tracing.
Recorded May 29, 2020.
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