Fact sheet provided by Indigenous Services Canada on contact tracing. Some highlights:
Contact Tracing: Routine process used to identify individuals who have come into contact with someone who has a disease of public health significance, such as COVID-19, and therefore may be at a greater risk of getting COVID-19 themselves.
Conducted by ISC Public Health professionals, community nurses, local public health units and an Indigenous health services organization.
o Note: ISC officials will work to provide guidance, supports and communication with community leadership without disclosing personal information with respect to the case.
Personal information will not be disclosed by ISC employees without consent of the individual to whom it relates, unless the disclosures is in accordance with the Privacy Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
• Contact tracing is done for each individual case and depends on a case by case basis.