Seattle and King County RPCV COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Seattle and King County RPCV COVID-19 Contact Tracers
15 Jun 2020 by Evangelina Sundgrenz

Seattle and King County RPCV COVID-19 Contact Tracers

In response to the current pandemic, and to the economic hardships facing recently evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers, members of SEAPAX have been in touch with local public health officials to explore how RPCVs can support contact tracing as part of the nationwide response to COVID-19.  

King County's Department of Public Health is currently offering several paid, short term temporary positions that require the kind of language and cross-cultural communications skills at which RPCVs excel. (There is particular demand for Spanish, Vietnamese and Somali speakers.) Positions are home-based, with a minimum of 20 hours per week and involve conducting in-depth interviews with confirmed cases and follow up with their contacts.

In order for us to better understand how our RPCV community can help respond to the COVID-19 crisis on a local and potential national level, SEPAX would like interested individuals to complete a short (< 2-minute) survey found here.

For specific Public Health – Seattle & King County job information regarding contact tracing, please click here