Department of Health
April 20, 2020
April 20, 2020 4:10 PM
LGUs can use the guidelines linked below when they conduct contact tracing in their communities.
Contact tracing is the identification, listing, and follow-up of people who may have come into contact with an infected person. Contact tracing is important in containing the spread of a virus. This is conducted to 1) confirm diagnosis of COVID-19, 2) determine who might be transmitted, and 3) identify how to control the virus.
The Department of Health released guidelines on:
- Initiation of Contact Tracing
- Identification of Close Contacts
- Recording and Reporting
- Termination of Contact Tracing
The interim guidelines also indicates the roles and responsibilities of each person assigned.