This funding will support the Hispanic Health Council to provide training to community outreach specialists to serve as contact tracers on behalf of the state Department of Public Health. Community outreach specialists are individuals from towns that have been most disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and were chosen based on their knowledge of community needs and resources. They will bring their skills to contact tracing work to communicate with people who have COVID-19 and their contacts, share information about quarantine guidelines, identify unmet basic needs and connect people with services to help address their needs. The training will include cross-cultural and diversity inclusiveness training and training in motivational interviewing. The Hispanic Health Council will also offer a version of the training to all contact tracers and volunteers serving through the state Department of Public Health.