Piedmont Technical College adds contact tracing course

February 25, 2021

source: Piedmont Technical College

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) has added one of the latest tools to help combat the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate the rapidly emerging workforce needs related to it.

“We have a brand-new course that we are offering called Contact Tracing. It’s the first of its kind for South Carolina,” said Steve McDade, health care program manager in Continuing Education. “We worked very closely with DHEC (the state Department of Health and Environmental Control) in developing it.”

“Contact tracing” has become part of the world’s collective lexicon over the past year as the global pandemic continues. The practice of contact tracing essentially involves purposeful health care detective work intended to reduce community spread of a disease or virus. It’s a powerful non-pharmaceutical method to mitigate disease transmission, which currently is focused on COVID-19.

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