The spread of coronavirus needs to be stopped and a local community college program is just what the government needs to help make this happen.
Oakton Community College is offering training in contact tracing. How does that work? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) public health staff work with a diseased patient to help them recall everybody that they had close contact with while they were infected. Contact tracers will then warn those contacts — and people they came into contact with — of their potential exposure.
The roughly 3-week online course begins May 26 and costs $299. Contact tracers can make about $28 per hour and typically work from home. Applications are being accepted now.