UH Seeks Contract Tracers to help fight COVID-19

Jul 14, 2020, 12:55 PM by Melodi Moore

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The University of Houston has rolled out the UH Contract Tracer Program to help communities fight the COVID-19 pandemic by learning a new skill that is in high demand.  Contract tracers – known as “disease detectives” – are a powerful workforce that can help reduce the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.  To combat COVID-19 in Texas, we need thousands of contract tracers.  The University of Houston has launched two contract tracing training programs:

 

Training for the General Public

The University of Houston Epi Corps program trains the general public to conduct high-quality contact tracing, and provides an overview of COVID-19 related topics, through a 22-hour, online course on Coursera.

Until July 31, the public training course can be taken at no cost (free), with receipt of a certificate upon completion.

After July 31, there are two options:

  1. The course can be taken at no-cost (free), without receipt of a certificate upon completion, by enrolling in the audit option.
  2. The course can be taken for $49 to receive a certificate upon completion.

CLICK HERE to register for General Public Training