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How you can help the State’s contact tracing program? How can I become a contact tracer?
Answer The Call – Protect Your Loved Ones – Stop COVID-19
Your help is the key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and protecting your loved ones.
Contact tracers are calling with life-saving information that will keep you, your loved ones, and your community safe and healthy. So when a contact tracer calls, answer the phone.
The only reason you have been called is because you may have come into close contact with an individual confirmed to have COVID-19 or you tested positive for COVID-19 and may have spread the virus to others without knowing it.
That's why if you test postiive, we ask you to share your close contacts – anyone you spent 15 minutes or more with over a 24-hour period and were within 6 feet of while you were infectious (2 days before onset of symptoms to 10 days after) – solely for the purpose of helping those people get tested or quarantine as they could be infecting others.
Your information is confidential. Your name will not be released to your contacts or your COVID-19 status – that information will only be known to public health officials and our local health department partners, if needed.
Apply To Become A Contact Tracer
If you are interested in assisting in New Jersey's contact tracing efforts, fill out this online form.