How does case investigation and contact tracing (CICT) work?
- Doctors, nurses, hospitals, and labs report the names of people who test positive for COVID-19 to the Health Department.
- This is the same way they report otherwise infectious diseases. They also give the test results to the person who tested positive, and tell them what to do next.
- A trained health worker calls people who test positive for COVID-19 to ask about their symptoms and details about transmission.
- A trained health worker then calls the people who spent time close to the person with COVID-19.
People with COVID-19 can infect others, even if they do not have symptoms.
It is important that those who were close to the person with COVID-19 stay home and away from others for 14 days.
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