What is contact tracing?

To break the chain of infection, the Health Department will contact residents who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Close contact is defined as anyone who was within 6 feet of the COVID positive person for more than 15 minutes during the two days before symptoms appeared. The Health Department will contact those residents who may be at risk of infection and give them information to help them understand how to keep others safe. They will be asked to stay home, monitor themselves for illness, and seek help if they are ill. 

No names are released and everyone’s identities are protected. The Health Department will never ask for personal identification, like your social security number, driver’s license, or credit card information. 


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1. Does Lenawee County have tests?
2. How can I get tested?
3. Who is doing the testing in Lenawee County?
4. How are they doing the testing in Lenawee County?
5. Are out-of-county residents included in the reported case numbers daily because they are being treated in Lenawee County?
6. Where can I find the testing locations?
7. I can’t afford an appointment and a test for COVID-19, but I have symptoms. What should I do?
8. What is contact tracing?
9. Are the nursing homes going to be tested in Lenawee County?
10. Is anyone aware if any of our Migrant workers have been, are receiving testing, or have the information on how to go about receiving testing?
11. A co-worker tested positive for COVID-19, should I be concerned?
12. Is the Lenawee County Health Department notified when residential college or university students test positive for COVID-19?
13. If college students that reside at Adrian College or Siena Heights University test positive for COVID-19, are they included in the Lenawee County case numbers?
14. If someone tests positive multiple times, does that increase the number of confirmed cases in Lenawee County?