Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our weekly COVID-19 Business telebrief. A special thank you to our telebriefing guests, Gary S. Johnston, Chief Resilience Officer / Agency Representative, San Diego Office of Emergency Services, and Dr. Thomas R. Coleman, Medical Director, Maternal, Child and Family Health, Health and Human Services Agency, for joining us to help inform and answer questions for the community about important COVID-19 topics.
Due to the urgent need for Case Investigators, the County of San Diego will begin accepting applications starting Wednesday, July 15 at 8:00 AM, through Monday, July 20, 11:59 PM.
Contact tracing and investigation plays an important role in public health responses to infectious disease. By tracing the contacts of COVID-19 confirmed individuals, testing them for infection, treating the COVID-19 confirmed and tracing their contacts in turn, public health aims to reduce infections in the population. For the COVID-19 response, a strong network of Temporary Case Investigators are needed to support individuals with confirmed COVID 19 exposure. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
Temporary Case Investigators’ work will be limited to COVID-19 investigations and incumbents must be able to travel to, and participate in, multiple in-person trainings in San Diego County, be able to report to a County worksite with short notice, and be able to work 40 hours a week, potentially up to 6-9 months. Individuals will perform most of the work from home and should be able to work weekdays and weekends as case investigation is a seven (7) day operation. Temporary Case Investigators may be required to use their own phone, computer (MacOS or Windows, no tablets), and/or internet services.
Interested persons can learn more about the position and apply at sdcounty.ca.gov/hr.
To recap, we discussed the following highlights:
Followed by Questions asked from the community, and answers:
We will be meeting again next Wednesday, July 22nd from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. To request resources, ask questions, or address concerns, please contact COVID-Business@sdcounty.ca.gov.