According to the CDC, contact tracing is an effective tool in slowing the transmission of COVID-19 through the early identification, assessment, and isolation of individuals who may have been exposed to the disease. Contact tracers can be employed by public health agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. They call and gather information from those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and communicate appropriate guidelines to help those affected and limit the spread.
COVID-19 Course Highlights
In this course, you will learn:
- How COVID-19 is contracted and transmitted
- Strategies to reduce the spread of the disease
- COVID-19 contact tracing protocols
- Contact tracing legal requirements
- Effective risk communication
- Analytical skills for quality improvement and more
This is a college-level course offered by the Purdue University Global School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences. A high school diploma or GED is required to take the course; by enrolling in the course, you are attesting to holding a HS diploma or equivalent.
You will complete four mini-quizzes throughout the course on which you must earn an 80% score; you have unlimited opportunities to pass the mini-quizzes. The course culminates in a final examination on which you must earn an 80% score; you have three opportunities to pass the final examination.