About this Course
What is Coronavirus Awareness?
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the specific strain of coronavirus disease that emerged in late 2019, it’s imperative to share the facts about the virus. There’s a lot of misinformation about COVID-19, and if people don’t know the truth about its symptoms and how it spreads, they could engage in behaviors that put portions of the population at risk.
What Will This COVID-19 Awareness Course Teach Me?
After taking this course, you will be able to explain what coronavirus is, identify its symptoms, summarize how it spreads, and define key concepts like social distancing. Through understanding this, you will be better prepared not only to prevent the spread of coronavirus but to inform others on how to do the same.
Who Should Take COVID-19 Awareness?
Anyone looking to learn more about this coronavirus and how to prevent it from spreading will benefit from taking this course. This course is effective for improving workplace safety through the prevention of disease transmission for industries like healthcare, food service, manufacturing, agriculture, cosmetology, warehousing, and distribution.
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- Introduction to COVID-19
- COVID-19 Symptoms
- Worldwide Spread of COVID-19
- United States Government Response
- COVID-19 Prevention
- Advice for Employers
- How to Prepare for an Emergency
- Social Distancing & Self-Isolation
What is the coronavirus?
Broadly speaking, the coronavirus includes a group of virus strains that can induce illnesses ranging from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The specific virus that became a pandemic in early 2020 is SARS-CoV-2. This virus causes acute respiratory illness, also known as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Find out more by enrolling in the course today.
How does the coronavirus spread?
Like all coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 is zoonotic, meaning it was spread from animals to humans. This novel coronavirus was believed to have been transmitted from bats to humans and was first found in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
In person-to-person transmission, also known as “community spread”, coronavirus is spread from the respiratory droplets of someone who is actively sick with the virus. Because the virus is so robust and is able to survive on surfaces, you can also contract the virus by touching contaminated objects.
How long does the coronavirus last?
The amount of time someone is sick with this coronavirus varies from person to person, largely dependent on their age. Many kids who are infected show little to know symptoms of COVID-19. In contrast, the elderly are far more susceptible to this coronavirus and can experience moderate to severe symptoms for weeks. It can also take 2 to 14 days for a person to notice their coronavirus symptoms after they are infected, with symptoms tending to appear around day 5, on average.
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