Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) is partnering with Baltimore County government to create an online training for contact trace investigators. These investigators work with individuals who have suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, helping to identify others with whom they have had close contact during the time they may have been infectious.
Federal and state guidelines have indicated that significant contact tracing capacity will be a critical component of any efforts to reopen businesses and other institutions, and this training will allow individuals to become proficient in the field as these types of jobs begin to become available.
This training will not only give potential investigators the tools they need to determine connections, but will also discuss the need for cultural and societal sensitivity during the process. The course will first roll out to Baltimore County employees.
Course topics include:
- How the coronavirus is transmitted.
- Typical course of the illness.
- How contact tracing can reduce the transmission of the coronavirus.
- Best practices when talking to exposed contacts.
The primary training component will be an online course that is free to participants and involves about three hours of self-paced instruction. Individuals who complete the course will still be required to complete any other training requirements set forth by an entity that hires them.
For more information about the course and contact tracing, visit Community College of Baltimore County’s website.
Source: Community College of Baltimore County