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MD COVID-19 - Contact Tracing Cases Reported Employment

Metadata Updated: September 15, 2023

NOTE: THIS LAYER HAS BEEN DEPRECATED (last updated 5/31/2022). This was formerly a weekly update.

Summary The number of cases interviewed who had a completed answer to the question asking if they had physically gone to work in the last 14 days during their covidLINK interviews.

Description MD COVID-19 - Contact Tracing Cases Reported Employment layer reflects the number of cases interviewed who had a completed answer to the question asking if they had physically gone to work in the last 14 days during their covidLINK interviews. Respondents may indicate more than one category of employment if they have multiple jobs. For a variety of reasons, some individuals choose not to answer particular questions during the course of their interview.

Information about how to prevent and reduce COVID-19 transmission in businesses and workplaces — including for both employers and employees — is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Note the following regarding select employment categories: Childcare/Education: Includes teachers, babysitters, school administrators, etc. Commercial Construction and Manufacturing: Includes poultry/meat processors, electricians, carpenters, HVAC workers, welders, contractors, painters Healthcare: Includes home healthcare and administrative positions in a healthcare setting Restaurant/Food Service: Includes cooks, waitstaff, food delivery personnel, alcohol delivery services, etc. Retail, Essential Worker: Includes grocery and pharmacy workers Retail, Other: Includes all retail establishments that do not sell food or medicine Transportation: Includes positions related to transport of people or goods Other, Non-Public-Facing: Includes workers that do not have direct interactions with the public, including warehouse workers, some office workers, some car mechanics, etc. Other, Public-Facing: Includes workers who have direct interactions with the public such as, but not limited to, administrative/front desk workers, home repair workers, lawncare workers, security guards, etc.

Unknown: Indicates that the interviewer was unable to ascertain the employment category based on the information provided. Answers to interview questions do not provide strong evidence of cause and effect. Due to the nature of COVID-19 and the wide range of scenarios in which a person can become infected, most of the time it will not be possible to pinpoint exactly how and when a case became infected. Though a person may report employment at a particular location, that does not necessarily imply that transmission happened at that location.

The covidLINK interview questionnaire is updated as necessary to capture relevant information related to case exposure and potential onward transmission. These revisions should be taken into consideration when evaluating trends in case responses over time.

Terms of Use The Spatial Data, and the information therein, (collectively the "Data") is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed, implied, or statutory. The user assumes the entire risk as to quality and performance of the Data. No guarantee of accuracy is granted, nor is any responsibility for reliance thereon assumed. In no event shall the State of Maryland be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or special damages of any kind. The State of Maryland does not accept liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by inaccuracies in the Data or as a result to changes to the Data, nor is there responsibility assumed to maintain the Data in any manner or form. The Data can be freely distributed as long as the metadata entry is not modified or deleted. Any data derived from the Data must acknowledge the State of Maryland in the metadata.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than License: No license information was provided.

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Metadata Created Date February 28, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 15, 2023

Metadata Source

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Metadata Created Date February 28, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 15, 2023
Data First Published 2022-02-24
Data Last Modified 2022-08-23
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