Polk County Contact Tracing & COVID-19 Hotline

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Title
Polk County Contact Tracing & COVID-19 Hotline
Author
Emily Synegal
McKenzie Fisher
Rebecca Zharkoff
Hannah McCallister
Valeria Garibay Maravilla
Kailey Knospe
Date
26 May 2022
Type
Text; Image; StillImage
Identifier
aes/329
Language
eng
Abstract
<p>The Western Oregon University Community Health + Polk County COVID-19 Project is a partnership between WOU and Polk County Public Health Services that seeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and engage in outreach efforts in Polk County Oregon. The project offered contact tracing services until January of 2022 when a shift in pandemic management occurred. During this time, students in our project shifted to the COVID Hotline, an open resource for all members of Polk County to ask questions regarding guidelines, testing, vaccines, and other community resources. Throughout the contact tracing process, we monitored 6,757 total individuals, and since the hotline's creation, we have received 112 phone calls from residents in need of COVID-19 resources. Currently, four students are working on the hotline. This presentation will review the project's transition from contract tracing to the hotline, comparing and contrasting what these services provided to residents and our hope for the future regarding the pandemic and our collaboration with community partners.</p>
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Department
Health/Exercise Science
Faculty Sponsor
Emily Vala-Haynes