Safety Short: Coronaviruses and COVID-19


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Overview/Description
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that commonly occur in humans and animals. Most coronaviruses cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses similar to the common cold and flu, and sometimes lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. Most people will experience a type of common human coronavirus in their lifetime. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel coronavirus caused by the human body's reaction to the strain of the virus known as SARS-CoV-2. In these topics, you'll learn what COVID-19 is, who is at the highest risk of contracting it, how it's transmitted, signs and symptoms, and precautions you should take to prevent and treat it.

Target Audience
All employees

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Safety Short: Coronaviruses and COVID-19

  • identify those at a higher risk than the general population for contracting COVID-19
  • identify precautions to take to protect yourself and others
  • identify best practices to use when washing your hands to protect yourself and others from exposure to infectious germs
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