When someone checks positive for COVID-19, the Health Section works with them to identify their close associates. Generally, they are people you were within 6 ft of, for a total of quarter-hour or more more than a 24-hour period, during the time they were infectious . In the event that you receive a text message from 89361, this is a notification from medical Office that you are a close contact of somebody who examined positive for COVID-19. Soon you will receive a call from a Health Team Contact Tracer. MEDICAL Department is working to discover any potential variants of concern - through genetic sequencing of certain specimens extracted from differing of their state and through wastewater testing in Burlington.