Course 5: Home-based Care and Isolation for COVID-19

Course 5: Home-based Care and Isolation for COVID-19

The goal of this course is to provide community-based health workers with guidance on how to advise community members on home-based care for COVID-19. This course identifies community-based health workers as people working to address the public health of their communities (for example, community health workers, community health volunteers, health facility workers, health educators / trainers, and health project managers). 

The course will cover how to determine eligibility criteria for home-based care and isolation. We will also cover how to support people with COVID-19 in their homes if they meet these criteria, including virtual support (telehealth) and support from their caregivers.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the purpose of home-based care and isolation for patients with COVID-19.   
  2. Determine who is eligible for home-based care and how they can monitor their symptoms at home using a self-assessment toolkit. 
  3. Define the role, responsibilities, and expectations of caregivers when caring for people with COVID-19.
  4. Advise caregivers on the critical steps they must take to safely care for people with COVID-19 in their homes, including the setup of an isolation room and the use of PPE and disinfectants.
  5. Use telehealth techniques during virtual home visits for COVID-19.
  6. Identify the critical steps for conducting safe home visits with people who have COVID-19.
  7. Describe the different wrap-around services that people with COVID-19 may require and how to refer them.

Next Session

Course 5: Home-based Care and Isolation for COVID-19


Please visit the COVID-19 Digital Classroom track page to enroll in the course by clicking "join track".

If you are already enrolled in the track, you can access this course and all your other enrolled courses here.