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Contact Tracing

Training Contact Tracers



Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: COVID-19 Contact Tracing

An introductory course that covers the natural history of SARS-CoV-2, how and why contact tracing is done and important ethical considerations around contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine. Translated learning and subtitles are available in multiple languages.

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ASTHO: Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Contact Tracers

An introductory online course that covers the basics of COVID-19, effective communication and case monitoring.

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NNDITC: National COVID-19 Virtual Skills-Based Training for Case Investigation & Contact Tracing

Virtual training for conducting case investigation interviews and contact tracing interviews. Eligible for members of federal, state, local or tribal health department. Pre-requisites completion of either the JHU COVID-19 Contact Tracing course or the ASTHO Making Contact course.

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Other Training Materials


Jhpiego: Training Package for Covid-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracers

This training package can be used to train case investigators and contact tracers over a seven-day period. Content includes facilitator guidance, slide deck, and supplemental material, including an “e-Binder” with sample protocols, job aids and participant hand-outs. These materials were developed by Jhpiego in partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department as part of the Baltimore Health Corps Initiative and the Baltimore City Health Department Covid-19 Response Program.

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Public Health Foundation: Customized COVID-19 Contact Tracing Curriculum

Free service provided for health departments by the Public Health Foundation which involves combining training content, guidance documents, scripts, and other resources from TRAIN Learning Network partners.

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Video description of service

Guidance Documents

CDC Training Plans

CDC training documents for contact tracers, case investigators, and team leads.

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