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Covid-19 Awareness Training

Objectives

What is SARs-CoV-2, The CoronavirusCOVID-19

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in humans and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. 

Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people, such as with MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. 

Epidemic Potential: Coronaviruses are jumping increasingly from animals to humans, creating new threats. 

What Is COVID-19?

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What Are The Symptoms?

How Does COVID-19 Spread?

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Stop The Spread

How Do I Protect Myself During Travel?

Because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on airplanes. Although the risk of infection on an airplane is low, travelers should try to avoid contact with sick passengers and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol. 

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Terms you arehearing in the media

  • Isolation: A term used in healthcare when patients are suspected to be at risk of transmission to other people. Additional precautions are taken such as use of PPE or placed in a special room with dedicated airflow. 
  • Social Distancing: Public health and safety technique that is used to help slow down the spread of an infectious disease
    • Avoid large gatherings 
    • Stay at home as much as possible 
    • Keep 6-10 feet away from other people
  • Quarantine
    • Strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of disease
    • Typically for a set period of time. For COVID-19 it is typically 14 days (incubation period of COVID-19 is 2-14 days)
  • Can be enforced by Public Health Officials or done voluntarily
  • Travel Restrictions 
    • Travel Warning: CDC level 1, 2, and 3
    • Travel Ban
    • Airport Screenings

 

Safe Cleaning and Disinfecting COVID-19 Affected Areas

Employee Safety Program

  • Responsibilities 
  • Exposure Controls
    • Engineering
    • Administrative
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Hand Hygiene
    • Hazard Communication and Spill Prevention
    • All Staff Safety Traning
      • Program Content and Responsibilities 
      • Daily Huddle Training 
      • Examination and Certification 

Written Protocols

  • Responsibilities 
  • Exposure Controls
    • Engineering
    • Administrative
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Hand Hygiene
    • Hazard Communication and Spill Prevention
    • All Staff Safety Traning
      • Program Content and Responsibilities 
      • Daily Huddle Training 
      • Examination and Certification