Faith Communities
Contact Tracing

The Shelby County Health Department is committed to providing our community with the most accurate information about Coronavirus Disease 2019, known as COVID-19.

For answers to specific questions, call the Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center at 901-222-MASK (6275).

Faith Communities Contact Tracing

Case investigation and contact tracing are essential intervention in a successful, multipronged response to COVID-19. Prompt and coordinated actions, including case investigation and contact tracing, may inform decision-making about strengthening, focusing, and relaxing mitigation strategies.

By law, Governor Lee’s Executive Orders dictate a statewide approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shelby County Health Department has been delegated authority to issue local orders or measures related to the containment or management of the spread of COVID-19, which includes contact tracing and case investigations.

Faith-based organizations can assist the health department by providing further identification of potential contacts who worked in the same area and on the same shift, hosting a site visit for health department personnel to observe the workplace in order to make workplace-operation recommendations to help prevent further spread of the virus, and facilitating communication with employees.

FAQs

Find answers to commonly asked questions about contact tracing.
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COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing in Non-Healthcare Workplaces

Refer to this infographic for tips to ensure you and your employees are prepared to assist if contacted by the health department if a COVID-19 case is identified.

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