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New class teaches internal COVID-10 contact tracing

Using the direct experience of a first responder fighting COVID-19, a new four-hour class offered by Community Colleges of Spokane aims to help businesses and organizations develop internal contact tracing within their organization to minimize the effect of COVID-19. Participants of this class will learn the process of developing and maintaining internal contract tracing, how it protects their internal and external customers, and supports regional contract tracing work of the epidemiologists at the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD).

The class will be live online via Zoom from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 9. Cost is $95 and the registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 7. Register on the Community Colleges of Spokane website at:

Instruction will be delivered by a City of Spokane Firefighter/Paramedic who was part of the Spokane Fire Department’s internal response to COVID-19. Class participants will learn the following:

  1. What the real intent of contact tracing within an organization is and how your work supports the regional work of SRHD to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

  2. Decision tree matrix for COVID-19 exposures.

  3. Communicating and supporting employees, families, and customers if quarantine is necessary.

  4. How to organize a safe return to work after a COVID-19 case from a previously contagious employee, in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and SRHD guidance.

For more information, email the CCS Continuing Education office at or call 509-279-6144.

Posted On

9/21/2020 3:46:22 PM

Posted By

Lorraine Nelson



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