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Contact Tracing Instructions for Non-Healthcare Settings   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "Contact tracing is the systematic identification and monitoring of all persons who might have been exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. Because these persons are at risk of developing disease, contacts should self-monitor and may be monitored by the local health department for 14 days (the maximum incubation period) from the last date they had exposure to a confirmed case. For COVID-19 we are only conducting contact tracing for contacts of confirmed cases (individuals who have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19). We will not do contact tracing for persons under investigation. All contact tracing documents for COVID-19 refer to close contacts of confirmed cases. The goals of contact tracing are to: 1. Rapidly identify all potential contacts, 2. Ensure appropriate medical evaluation and care if the contact becomes symptomatic, and 3. Ensure immediate isolation precautions are implemented if the contact becomes symptomatic."

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2020-03-17
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North Carolina Division of Public Health
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State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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