Aiming to enhance the COVID-19 contact tracing work, the DILG Nueva Ecija conducted an activity entitled Enhancing COVID-19 Contact Tracing Work: Advance Guide for Local Government and Contact Tracers participated in by Contact Tracers on July 23, 2021 through Zoom Application.
Regional Epidemiologist Ms. Rosanna S. Rosell, RN, PHSAE, MCDRM, of the Department of Health Region 03 discussed on the Development of COVID-19 situation focusinf on COVID responses and updates on new variants. On the other hand, Hon. Benjamin B. Magalong, Mayor, Baguio City shared the LGU Practice: Baguio City Contact Tracing System which served as a model in contact tracing worthy to be emulated by other LGUs.
PLtCol Armelina S. Manalo, PNP-CIDG, discussed topics on Cognitive Interviewing which is significant skills a contact tracers must have to effectively perform the tasks in interviewing.
Contact tracing simulation exercises applying cognitive interviewing participated in by volunteer contact tracers were done after the discussion.
The activity was attended by 120 LGU contact tracers, DILG-hired contact tracers and other barangay officials involved in contact tracing works.