COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative
Ontario’s local public health units are responsible for COVID-19 contact tracing and case management. PHO is partnering with public health units, Ontario Ministry of Health and the federal government to provide additional support to public health units for following up with individuals who have been identified as high risk contacts of a COVID-19 case.
About COVID-19 Contact Tracing
Contact tracing, notification and follow up is a process that is used to identify, educate and monitor individuals who have had close contact with someone who is infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. These individuals are at a higher risk of becoming infected and sharing the virus with others. Contact tracing can help individuals who have been in contact with a case of COVID-19 understand their risk and limit further spread of the virus.
Contact Tracing Frequently Asked Questions
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PHO Rounds: Novel Disease Surveillance Tools for the Next Pandemi
This seminar will introduce the concept of informal disease event monitoring systems and how this type of data can and has been used to explore communicable disease epidemiological trends among forcibly displaced persons worldwide.