Demand Soars for Contact Tracing Courses
Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily
Community colleges throughout the country are creating contact tracing courses to meet the urgent demand for trained people able to track COVID-19 infections and thus slow the spread of the disease.
The United States needs at least 100,000 more contact tracers "to meaningfully control transmission of the virus as states continue to lift social distancing restrictions,” according to the American Medical Association. Before the pandemic, the nation had just 2,200 contact tracers.