Notes from the Field: COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Program — Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota, September–November 2020
Reports on how the CDC helped the Spirit Lake Tribe build a tribally managed program to address increasing COVID-19 cases through comprehensive case investigations, case notification, contact tracing, contact testing, and contact management. Describes the work of Spirit Lake community members who served as investigators and contact tracers, providing culturally appropriate advice about the need to isolate or quarantine. Discusses housing challenges that impacted isolation and quarantine efforts.
James Matthias, Tracy Charboneau, Cheri Schaffer, et al.
MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(14), 533-534
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Infectious diseases · Public health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · North Dakota