Volunteers needed for case management, contact tracing

September 3, 2020

CALS Colleagues – our campus community needs you.  

To meet the need for COVID-19 case managers and contact tracers, the university is asking for volunteers to break from their regular job responsibilities and serve in these important roles. Employees can choose to participate in this effort on a part-time basis while continuing their usual tasks or serve full-time if their capacity allows. This work can be done in the evenings and weekends. Students are not allowed to do this work.

This work does not increase exposure – it is all done without personal contact, and training is provided.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has a strong tradition of pulling together to serve our college, university, and community – let’s put that into action and step up to help when our campus community needs us most.

A few details:

  • Please check with your supervisor for approval before volunteering, and discuss the impact on your current responsibilities and schedule.  
  • Case management is the front-end work – talking to the students, faculty or staff and gathering information about symptoms, contact info, etc.
  • Contact tracers gather more information on who the affected individual was around, where they were, share resources, etc.
  • Learn more about case management and contact tracing online.  

To volunteer contact: Brian Vanderheyden, brianv1@iastate.edu or  Shaun Jamieson shaun@iastate.edu.

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