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Bakersfield College to offer one-week online course in contact tracing starting Sept. 28

Bakersfield College
Posted at 7:25 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 22:25:58-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — Bakersfield College will be opening a week-long public health course on contact tracing for COVID-19.

The course will take place from Monday September 28, 2020 through October 2, 2020.

The course is hoping to help current employers who might need their employees to act as contact tracers for the organization, individuals who are in health sciences and those who have been laid off during the pandemic and are looking to reenter the workforce.

“Designing a one-week course to train individuals with the skills to provide contract tracing in an effective and efficient manner is one way Bakersfield College has responded to the nationwide discussion of disease transmission and prevention,” said Public Health Professor, Dr. Charles Daramola. “I am so proud of the college for offering this timely and valuable curriculum and I am proud of the community and our students for filling these courses each time. Contact tracing holds significant power in our fight against COVID-19. Training and equipping community members with the necessary skills will be key to our communal success.”

It is recommended students in the course have a background in public health services, but it's not required.

All community members are welcome to enroll.

To learn more about disease transmission and prevention, you can enroll in PBHS B99 by clicking here.