Covid-19 Contact Tracing

                            

The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across the country, requiring thousands of people to learn key skills quickly. The job qualifications for contact tracing positions differ throughout the country and the world, with some new positions open to individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent.

We'd like to make Troop 98 Scouts and families become very aware of contact tracing and how it works. Perhaps eligible Scouts and their family members might even be able to be hired as official contact tracers when those opportunities arise. At a minimum, we can become more informed about this very important piece of the COVID-19 puzzle as we attempt a "return to normalcy". The image below shows how important contact tracing can be in helping stop the spread of COVID-19 (click on the image to zoom in).


If you're interested in this please do the following:
  1. Let us know of your interest HERE.
  2. Take THIS FREE COURSE offered by John Hopkins University on Coursera. When you register you can choose the free option (rather than paying $49). You can read more about the course in this press release.
    • This course takes 5 hours. If you would want an overview before investing the full amount of time click here to check out my notes and suggestions.  
  3. When you've completed the course please send a message to ContactTracing@bsa98.com
  4. If you are interested you can also apply to become a volunteer The Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps. This also will increase our odds of being hired. Click Here. for more information. (select Contract Tracing PADOH under organization)
We're also putting together a leadership team to drive this effort. Please let us know if you'd like to be part of that.

To help other people at all times...


Adam Pieroni
Bob Trejo
CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO ENLARGE


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