NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Health has put out a call for individuals interested in joining the government’s contract tracing pool of workers.
A free online Contact Tracing Course, in collaboration with the University of The Bahamas, has been made available for all those interested, the ministry advised in its Friday COVID-19 update.
“The Contact Tracing Strike Force of the Ministry of Health is determined to identify every case and every contact,” the statement said.
“Its goal is to maintain the integrity of all data collected and to provide a person with notification of a positive COVID-19 test result 48 hours.”
The course is designed not just for contact tracers, but for every vocation, the ministry said.
Interested persons are advised to register for the course at https://ub.1on1x1.cm/catalog/view/course/id/1251
“Successful completion of the course qualifies participants to join the contract tracing pool of workers at the Ministry of Health,” the statement said.
Upon completion of the course, individuals can request for positions in writing to email@example.com.
In the first wave of COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas, officials said 62 volunteers were recruited and 76 health staff re-assigned to carry out contact tracing on New Providence, Grand Bahama, and the Family Islands.
Public health experts are now working out of the contact tracing command center at the Melia hotel to follow up with thousands of contacts of confirmed cases.