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Contact Tracing Resources for Health Departments

Contact Tracing Resources for Health Departments

Resources for Conducting Contact Tracing to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Updated Apr. 25, 2021

Resources from CDC

CDC guidance for COVID-19 may be adapted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances.

CDC guidance documents

CDC contact tracing implementation guides and tools

CDC communication resources

Find additional communication resources for health departments including toolkits, videos, print resources, and more.

CDC information on digital tools for COVID-19 contact tracing

Refer to the Interim Guidance on Developing a COVID-19 Case Investigation & Contact Tracing Plan for information about digital contact tracing tools.

Resources from federal and state organizations

Content describing non-CDC tools on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to indicate endorsement, actual or implied, of the tools. Additionally, information on this site is provided “as is,” for users to evaluate and make their own determination as to their effectiveness.

Guidelines and published journal articles

System of records notices

State and local governments

Private sector, non-governmental organizations and academia

Guidance and tools


Information on digital tools for COVID-19 contact tracing

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