I did something different this week. I took an online course to be a contact tracker. The course was posted in the Republic and is offered by Purdue Global. Now there is no cost to take this.The plea is to have 'contact trackers' for the COVID19 pandemic and 300,000 are needed to get a handle on how this virus is spreading. As a tracker, you interview those that are positive for the condition and with epidemiologic parameters, try to find out who they had contact with. Then 'contact' is made with the contacts and if there is a change in health status the process repeats itself.My interest in public health - got my Masters Degree a few years ago - drew me to this. Many (and few more manys) years ago, using similar techniques, 'Typhoid Mary' was identified and the spread of another very contagious condition was stopped.The course teaches what we know now about the condition. It goes over how to interview and how to be practice cultural humility. It also goes over the laws regarding confidentiality. What I found very interesting is the contrast between criminal law and laws regarding public health. It also helps connect people with resources and support.I hope employing basic epidemiology - getting out in the field (this will mostly be phone contact) - may help our understanding and make a difference.