What if you found out that people you’ve spoken with now have COVID-19? Do you know what date you spoke to them? Can you remember everyone you’ve spoken with since then? Contract tracing is contacting those people so they can self quarantine if needed.
The “incubation period” is the time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease. Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days. If you have corona-virus, someone might need to trace everyone you’ve spoken with over the past 2 weeks!
The eradication of COVID-19 is dependent on finding everyone who might have the virus and separating them from everyone else until they are no longer contagious. So it is VITAL that we keep a record of everyone we speak with… or the corona-virus keeps spreading... damaging our lives and livelihoods.
It only takes about 30 seconds per day to track your contacts. Keep this on the kitchen table or by your bedside so you remember to fill it in. Thank you for doing your part!