CCBC to offer contact trace investigator training
May 31, 2020CCBC 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. CCBC will offer this introductory course to the public beginning May 4 and continuing throughout the end of June. To register, visit CCBC QuickReg. For more information or registration assistance, contact 443.840.4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update (May 28, 2020)
Due to an overwhelming response, Baltimore County Government is no longer accepting applications for contact tracing positions.
However, individuals who complete the CCBC training and receive a certificate of completion, should send their resume and certificate to email@example.com.
The county’s Division of Workforce Development will keep this information on file and work with interested county residents who are seeking job opportunities in contact tracing or related fields.