What is contact tracing?

Butte County Public Health has a team of case investigators and contact tracers who play a crucial role in the COVID-19 response. When a person tests positive for COVID-19, the team calls the person to evaluate symptoms and provide education regarding isolation. They also help identify close contacts who may have been exposed during the person's infectious period.

Contact tracers reach out to these contacts to provide education regarding quarantine and testing recommendations in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

You may or may not be contacted by Public Health based on the current caseload. When necessary, priority is given to healthcare workers and first responders, persons living in congregate living facilities, and agencies or businesses that perform critical infrastructure services in the community.

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1. Who should be tested for COVID-19?
2. What is contact tracing?
3. What to do if you receive a positive COVID-19 test result?
4. When will I receive my test results?
5. Where can I get tested?
6. If I test positive for COVID-19, will I be contacted by Public Health?
7. Why is the CDC’s 2019 Real Time PCR Test being retired?