Contact tracing, coupled with rigorous testing, can counteract a potential second wave and prevent cases from spiking again. Contact tracing is part of the overall function of case management in public health. There are three main components to case management:
The process continues until everyone who has been exposed is isolated from others to reduce virus transmission. It is very important that residents help the health workers by answering the phone. Health workers will not ask any private questions about finances or social security numbers.For more information about contact tracing, visit the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment website.
The 2020 Census is happening right now! It’s your opportunity to keep our community safe and healthy by bringing in resources: health care, support for people out of work, food assistance and educational funding. As our city rebuilds from this pandemic, we will rely on funding derived from our Census count.
Census data helps Denver Health and Denver Public Health to receive federal funding that supports providing critical care to our community. If our families don’t answer their Census, this leads to missing resources and our communities being especially hard hit when there’s a crisis like the current pandemic. A full census count can help protect our families, friends and neighbors.
The Census is easy and safe; just 9 simple questions for each person in your home (even if they are not related to you). The information you provide is kept confidential by federal law, and there’s no question about citizenship or where you were born on the 2020 Census.Respond now, whether it’s by phone, mail or online -- and get counted! For more information, visit denvergov.org/Census2020.