Contact Tracing Volunteers Sought in Blair County
August 6, 2020
The Blair County Emergency Management Agency is seeking volunteers to serve as members of the Blair County COVID-19 Contact Tracing Team.
Contact tracing, a core disease control measure, is a key strategy for preventing further spread of COVID-19.
Mark Taylor, Blair County Public Safety director, said the purpose of Blair’s team is to support the Pennsylvania Department of Health by notifying individuals of their potential exposure as rapidly and sensitively as possible, and provide information on symptoms and quarantine procedures. Taylor said team volunteers will also provide guidance and support for the exposed individuals to help understand what they can do to care for themselves and reduce the risk to those in their household.
To learn more about becoming a Blair County Contact Tracer, receive a description of duties, and see if you qualify for this important volunteer program, contact The Blair County Department of Emergency Services at 940-5900. You can also e-mail Cris Fredrickson, operations and training officer, at [email protected]