Disease investigations, including contact tracing, are part of the process of supporting patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection. Grand County Public Health (GCPH) completes contact tracing for every positive case in the county. In contact tracing, Grand County Public Health (GCPH) works with a patient to help them recall everyone with whom they have had close contact during the timeframe while they may have been infectious. They then warn these exposed individuals (contacts) of their potential exposure as rapidly and sensitively as possible. Contacts are provided with education, information, and support to understand their risk, what they should do to separate themselves from others who have not been exposed, monitor themselves for illness, and the possibility that they could spread the infection to others even if they themselves do not feel ill. Anyone contacted is assessed for symptoms throughout their quarantine. The contact is then tested for COVID-19 at the end of the 14-day period if symptoms arise. Anyone ordered to quarantine is not able to test out of quarantine due to the long incubation period of the virus.