[act-ma] 5/10-National Organizing for COVID19 Jobs-The Race & Class Battle over Thousands of Contact Tracers Jobs

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun May 10 04:41:20 PDT 2020

Zoom invite at bottom-

This meeting is about organizing strategies for Jobs Now & $Billions 
being spent on 100,000’s *Contact Tracers*


Link to flyer 

"Experts estimate that between 100,000 and 300,000 contact tracers — who 
can earn up to $65,000 per year — will be needed nationwide based on 
state populations and projected COVID-19 infection rates.

"I do think that it's a fantastic job for people who have been 
furloughed, and it's something that people can be trained to do," said 
Roger Shapiro, a professor of medicine at the Harvard School of Public 
Health. "It takes some training, but it's not impossible to train almost 
anybody with reasonable social skills, who can work off a script, begin 
a conversation with people, convey a few key messages and collect data," 
he said.


*The online training that UCSF initially developed for the SFDPH focused 
on training City librarians, assessors and attorneys sidelined by the 
lockdown, along with retired public health professionals and UCSF 
medical students. In three weeks, the UCSF team has trained 240 contact 
tracers and 110 of them are now working.*
New York-
*Minimum Qualifications: All have similar technology requirements-*

  * High school diploma, or equivalent required. Must be 18 years of age
    or older. Some college training preferred.
  * Must be a NYS resident.
  * Ability to speak, read, and write English clearly and concisely.
    Fluency in a second or multiple languages would be a plus.
  * Employment is contingent on completion of a background check by NY
  * *Own telephone, computer, wireless internet (WiFi) and electronic
    equipment.* (A partial reimbursement to maintain unlimited phone and
    data access will be provided.)
  * Must have access to a working PC with Windows 10, Antivirus
    Protection: Windows Defender and Windows Firewall; or Mac with Apple
    OS X 10.13, Antivirus Protection: Sophos; and personal mobile device
    to use for this job.
  * A headset is preferred.

*Another NY ad:*

Education/Experience 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited 
college, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health 
education, or in health, social or biological sciences; or 2. A 
baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and six months of 
full-time satisfactory experience in a health promotion or disease 
intervention/prevention program, performing one or more of the 
following: interviewing, conducting field investigations, assessing 
health risks, making referrals, or collecting and analyzing 
epidemiological data;











*Zoom meeting. *
When: Sunday, May 10, 2020 @ 7:30 PM Central Time, 830 pm ET, 630 pm MT, 
530 pm PT

Advanced Registration Required-


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing 
information about joining the meeting.

Howard Ehrman, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Mi Villita Community Organization

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