Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) is utilizing TigerConnect, a secure text message notification system, to inform individuals of positive COVID-19 test results and begin contact tracing.
“This new system allows us to utilize technology to streamline our contact tracing efforts as our communities continue to
deal with an increase in COVID-19 cases,” CMDHD health officer Steve Hall said. “At this time, we do not have the capacity to call each case in a timely manner. This system allows us to quickly notify people and begin the contact tracing process. We are also able to provide education regarding close contacts, quarantine and isolation, in addition to providing information about treatment options to avoid potential hospitalization or more serious progression of the virus.”