DOH calls for COVID-19 contact tracing volunteers

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) — The Department of Health appealed to other health professionals on Sunday to act as COVID-19 contact tracing volunteers and help prevent the spread of the disease in the country.

Volunteers must be willing to commit at least five days of work with the DOH Epidemiology Bureau in their contact tracing from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Among the possible tasks of a COVID-19 contact tracing volunteer are being a profiler, data encoder, or call center staff.

If you’re interested becoming a volunteer, just sign up here: bit.ly/COVID19PHContactTracing

A text from a DOH representative will confirm if you have been selected as a contact tracing volunteer.

If selected, an orientation will be conducted by DOH on risks, contact tracing, and training on the proper use of personal protective equipment.

Then, a waiver and a non-disclosure agreement will be signed by the selected volunteer before being deployed to the field to confirm risks and tasks of the work and willingness to be contact tracers.

As of this writing, the Philippines has 380 confirmed COVID-19 cases along with 25 deaths and 17 recoveries. 6,321 are considered as persons under monitoring, while 593 are persons under investigation.