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Contact Tracing COVID-19 Final Assessment Answers

Question 1

From where did the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerge?

  • It was accidentally released from a laboratory
  • It is a bat virus that was able to infect humans
  • A gorilla with the virus bit a human

Question 2

Who is at increased risk for severe disease? Select all that apply

  • People aged 65 and over
  • People with high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Young women aged 14-19
  • Children under the age of 12
  • People who are obese
  • People with diabetes

Question 3

COVID-19 is caused by the _____ virus.

  • Influenza
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • SARS-CoV
  • MERS-CoV

Question 4

Sometimes, people infected with SARS-CoV-2 never show signs or symptoms. This is called a(n) ____________ infection.

  • Asymptomatic
  • Pre-symptomatic
  • Symptomatic
  • Severe

Question 5

Which of the following are common signs and symptoms of COVID-19? Select all that apply

  • Full body rash
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle pain (myalgia)
  • Night sweats
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sudden weight loss

Question 6

Which of these COVID-19 symptoms require immediate and urgent care? Select all that apply

  • Blue lips or face
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle pain
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Headache
  • Fever

Question 7

The definition of infectious period is:

  • The time during which someone is sick with COVID-19 but does not know it yet
  • The time during which a person sick with COVID-19 can infect others
  • The time between infection with COVID-19 to the onset of symptoms

Question 8

Typically, someone with COVID-19 is contagious to others:

  • Usually only when they have severe illness
  • Only while they are showing signs and symptoms
  • In the 2 days before they develop symptoms and throughout their illness

Question 9

The most common test used to diagnose an active case of COVID-19 is:

  • A PCR test to look for viral RNA in blood
  • A PCR test to look for viral RNA in a nasal swab
  • A test to identify antibodies in blood

Question 10

If you had COVID-19, you would be most likely to infect:

  • Your spouse
  • Someone you passed on the street
  • Co-worker who sits in the office next door

Question 11

How SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted between people? 
 Select all that apply

  • Ticks and spiders
  • Droplets from an infected person entering another person’s mouth, nose, or eyes
  • Droplets from an infected person landing on a floor, which another person then steps onto

Question 12

The incubation period of COVID-19 is:

  • Usually 14 days
  • Unpredictable and unknowable
  • Usually 2-3 days, with many lasting up to 7 days
  • Usually five days, but can be as short as two days and as long as 14 days

Question 13

Which of the following statements is true about contact tracing for COVID-19?

  • Identifying contacts before they become infectious is very difficult to do in such a short time. So contact tracing will not help stop COVID-19 transmission.
  • Preventing just one case of COVID-19 can have an impact on reducing the total number of cases over time.

Question 14

Mr. Achebe was told that he tested positive for COVID-19. Which of the following persons would be considered a “contact” of his? Select all that apply

  • Mr. Achebe’s neighbor who watched television with him four days before Mr. Achebe began to feel bad
  • Mr. Achebe’s daughter and sons who live with him
  • Mr. Achebe’s neighbor who visited the house to talk with him for an hour the day before Mr. Achebe began to feel bad
  • Mr. Achebe’s cousin who has been leaving premade lunches for him on the front step while he has been ill.

Question 15

Ms. Kim has COVID-19 and her daughter, Olivia, took care of her when she first became ill. When you talk to Olivia, you ask her to __________ as she has been exposed to Ms. Kim and could become infectious. You ask Ms. Kim to ___________ so as not to infect others.

  • Isolate, isolate
  • Isolate, quarantine
  • Quarantine, isolate
  • Wear a mask, quarantine
  • Stop caring for her mother, isolate

Question 16

Jordan has coronavirus and tells you their cough began on May 10. What date would be the earliest possible day that they could end their isolation?

  • May 20
  • May 17
  • May 24

Question 17

You are talking to Mr. Reyes, who tested positive for COVID-19 and tells you his symptoms began on July 1. During a regular follow up call on July 11, he reports that he hasn’t had a fever in 2 days and that most of his symptoms are completely gone. Which statement is correct?

  • Even though he is feeling better and it has been ten days since his symptoms started, Mr. Reyes should stay in isolation since he still has some symptoms.
  • He is able to safely end isolation, since ten days have passed since his symptoms began, his other symptoms have improved, and he has not had a fever for at least 24 hours.
  • You apologize to him because he should not have been in isolation this long. He could have stopped isolating as soon as he started to feel better.
  • He is able to safely end isolation, since ten days have passed since his symptoms began.

Question 18

When talking to a case and identifying their contacts, what suggestion might you make to help them remember activities that they did recently?

  • The case could look at social media or their text messages to help them remember.
  • You could ask the case to talk with their friends and call you back right away.
  • The case could three-way call their family to help them remember.

Question 19

What is the first step of calling a case?

  • Ask about their symptoms
  • Understand their barriers to isolation
  • Ask about their contacts
  • Introduce yourself as calling from the health department

Question 20

Mr. Chowdury attended a gathering on June 1 where he was in close contact with a case of COVID-19. Assuming that Mr. Chowdury does not develop any symptoms, when can Mr. Chowdury safely end his quarantine?

  • June 11
  • June 15
  • June 8

Question 21

Which of the following are venues or scenarios where SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted very efficiently to many people? Select all that apply

  • A restaurant where they offer curbside pick up
  • A college dormitory
  • A shelter for the homeless
  • A large public park where a few families are playing separately
  • A nursing home

Question 22

What question(s) might you ask to better understand the beginning and end of the infectious period for someone ill with COVID-19? Select all that apply

  • What date did your fever stop without any medications?
  • Before you got sick, what did you do and who did you see?
  • Do you have romantic partners?
  • Do you have diabetes or hypertension?
  • What date did you first start to feel ill?

Question 23

In which of the following scenarios would a person be considered a contact of a case? Select all that apply

  • Person who did not use gloves to pick up a used tissue of the case and then did not wash their hands after
  • People in the same household as the case
  • Person who talked with the case in their homes for 8 minutes
  • Person who dropped off medications in the case’s mailbox

Question 24

Which of the following are resources that someone might need in order to successfully isolate or quarantine themselves? Select all that apply

  • Medicine
  • A ride to the grocery store
  • Food
  • A place to live separately from other people in their household
  • Laundry services

Question 25

Which of the following statements is true about contact tracing? Select all that apply

  • Contact tracing is a standard public health tool used for many decades to control the spread of many different infectious diseases
  • Contact tracing is a new strategy that has been developed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Contact tracing was used to control and end a large outbreak of Ebola in West Africa

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Question 26

If contact tracing serves as a public good and is based on the principles of justice, which of the following is true?

  • Contact tracers cannot ask people to isolate or quarantine because this violates the idea of justice.
  • It is okay to not follow up with contacts who are elderly and may have difficulty speaking with you by phone.
  • You must attempt to identify and trace all contacts, regardless of where they live or who they are.

Question 27

In your role as a contact tracer, you will ask cases about private information. Imagine that you are interviewing Mr. Lawrence, a 45-year-old computer programmer. Examples of relevant and private information you might ask him could include:

Select all that apply

  • Who the person spent time with while they were ill
  • Whether they visited other people recently
  • Who visited their house right before they were ill
  • Which college they attended

Question 28

The difference between private and confidential information is that:

  • Confidential information includes information about a person’s medical history, including a positive COVID-19 test
  • Confidential information about a case or contact can be shared with their family and friends, but private information cannot be shared with anyone else
  • Contact tracers will learn confidential but not private information during their calls

Question 29

When you are talking to a contact, they disclose to you that they are an undocumented worker. In this scenario you should:

  • Notify your supervisor immediately. Contact tracing is a service that is only available for citizens.
  • Nothing special. Inform them that they had close contact of someone with COVID-19.
  • Remind them that they should not be working without the proper paperwork.

Question 30

Some technologies used in case investigation and contact tracing include:

Select all that apply

  • Automated text messages that ask cases and contacts about their symptoms daily
  • Apps that can check people’s temperature while they sleep
  • Phones that beep when someone with COVID-19 is nearby
  • Automatically sending cases or contacts links to social services to help them isolate and quarantine

Question 31

Why is building rapport with cases and contacts important for contact tracing?

Select all that apply

  • To help educate them about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
  • To help collect complete, accurate information from them
  • To help increase the chances that they will effectively isolate and quarantine.
  • To help them understand that you are in charge

Question 32

Is the following a need or an emotion?

“I don’t have a safe place to live right now.”

  • Emotion
  • Need

Question 33

Is this an open, closed, probing or leading question?

“Did you have a sore throat yesterday?”

  • Probing
  • Leading
  • Closed
  • Open

Question 34

You are speaking to a case and explaining that they will likely need to isolate for several more days. They respond by saying, “No way! I can’t do that. I need to go to work” Which option would be the best response?

  • “I hear you when you say you need to go to work. This is difficult for everyone. What other reasons will make it difficult for you to stay home for this long?”
  • “I know, it’s really difficult to do so maybe it’d be OK if you didn’t.”
  • “I’m sorry but we need you to do this.”

Question 35

Is this an open, closed, probing or leading question?

“You said that you were feeling unwell today. What symptoms are you having?”

Select all that apply

  • Open
  • Leading
  • Closed
  • Probing

Question 36

Is this an open, closed, probing or leading question?

“You didn’t have a fever, did you?”

Select all that apply

  • Probing
  • Open
  • Closed
  • Leading

Question 37

In the following exchange, which active listening tool is Jacob using: paraphrasing or reflecting?

Contact: Geez, how could I be sick? I’ve been doing everything I can to avoid this. You’ve got to be kidding me!”

Jacob: You’re angry that you spent time nearby someone with coronavirus and upset that this is happening.

  • Paraphrasing
  • Reflecting

Question 38

Which of the following statements might build rapport with a case or contact?

Select all that apply

  • “Why did you do that?”
  • “I know how you feel”
  • “I hear you when you say”
  • “I know what you mean”

Question 39

A case answers the phone and does not appear to speak English. They hand the phone to their teenage daughter. What should you do?

  • Thank the daughter and accept her help to translate the conversation so that you can quickly gather the names of their close contacts
  • Thank the daughter for her offer but let her know that you will need to use a translation service to talk to her dad

Question 40

Jacob is sick with COVID-19. He does not control who comes into his home because he lives with roommates. What next steps could a contact tracer take to help Jacob?

  • Insist that Jacob stay in his basement but still use the shared kitchen and bathroom.
  • Offer to talk with Jacob’s housemates so that you can explain the importance of the situation.
  • Assist Jacob with connecting to resources that could find him another living situation while he is able to infect others.

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