ASTHO Making Contact

Introductory online course for entry-level COVID-19 contact tracers, for use by health agencies in rapid training of new contact tracers. 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; a subsequent release will include a module on field services.

Course content reviewed for accuracy as of June 24th, 2020. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, course content will be reviewed and updated to ensure that information is current. 



ASTHO 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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