Covid 19

Del Norte COVID-19 Contact Tracing​

If you are a positive case, find out what to do next

If you are a close contact, find out what to do next

 

Our contact tracers in Del Norte County are all local county employees who have been trained to perform contact tracing under the supervision of nurses and the health officer at Del Norte County Public Health. 

Starting November 30th, due to the overwhelming effect the amount of positive cases has put on our local public health capacity, we will be utilizing California state staff to supplement our local contact tracing efforts. If you receive a call from state staff, please know that they have been pulled from their normal duties to join our local team. 

Our local health department uses a system called CalCONNECT, which works similarly to an electronic health record--because of this, the calls from contact tracers may originate from a Sacramento phone number. 

Information you provide to a contact tracer is confidential. 

Your identity and health information is kept private. It is not shared with anyone who may have been exposed. Contact tracers will only ask you for information that is relevant to COVID-19 and containing the spread of COVID-19. No one will ever ask you about your immigrant status, your social security number, or payment information. 

Contact tracing is a technique that has been used by health departments for decades to slow or stop the spread of infectious diseases. It slows the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Letting people know they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should monitor their health.

  • Helping people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 get tested. 

  • Helping people who may have been exposed to get tested. 

  • Asking people to self-isolate if they have COVID-19 or to self-quarantine if they are a close contact of someone with COVID-19. 

For more information about contact tracing and COVID-19 visit the CDC website or the CA Governor's website