Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is aggressively expanding its capacity to do contact-tracing investigations to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Having sufficient contact tracing is one the County’s five indicators for relaxing the current shelter-in-place rules.
Job & Volunteer Opportunities
CCHS is hiring dozens of “disease intervention technicians” to do contact tracing investigations, and additional positions needed to support the effort of case and contact tracing. These people will be hired on a project basis and their employment will end once the project ends. Volunteers are also welcome to join the effort.
Send a cover letter and resume to the email addresses below by Sunday, May 17, 2020:
What is Contact Tracing?
Contact tracing has long been a critical tool for controlling and interrupting the spread of serious communicable diseases, such as measles and tuberculosis. It involves disease detectives who investigate the people a sick person has had close contact with while infectious. Those close contacts are then placed under quarantine in order to stop the disease from spreading further.