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What to Expect When a Contact Tracer Calls You, From a Contact Tracer

Hello World!

I’m sure many of you are dreading the call (or already got a call) saying that you’ve been exposed to COVID-19. For the past six months, I’ve been on the other end of the call. I was a contact tracer with a state’s Department of Public Health! As frightening and irritating as calls from a contact tracer can be, it’s important to listen to these calls. I want to offer some Do’s and Don’ts for contact tracing calls, based on practices and patterns within my state:

DO: Communicate with us!

Please be upfront and honest. If you live with a person who is positive, tell us so we can help you and others stay safe. If you’re not comfortable answering questions, please say so and we will skip the question or explain why we ask it. If you

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