What is Contact Tracing?

Many new words have been added to our vocabularies since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. in March. Words like “social distancing,” “quarantine,” and “self-isolation” are tossed around every day now.

One phrase you may have heard is “contact tracing.” I decided to write this post to give a basic overview of contact tracing. Part of the effort is to educate myself, and another part is to provide some facts about a prevalent public health strategy that has been the target of misinformation.

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Staying Positive While Unemployed

Being unemployed is hard enough. Right now, it may be even tougher, as millions of Americans deal with sudden job loss and the fear of COVID-19. When you’re between jobs, anxiety and depression can come on fast. Continue reading “Staying Positive While Unemployed”

Dealing with Distractions When Working from Home

Remote work was becoming more common even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the coronavirus has made social distancing necessary, working from home is all but mandatory for many white-collar employees. Continue reading “Dealing with Distractions When Working from Home”