Course 2: Prevention and Protection
This course covers COVID-19 spread prevention and how you can protect yourself and your community from contracting it. The course focuses on practical ways to practice these behaviors in a variety of different contexts, including in communal spaces, at home, and at health facilities. It discusses how the community can work together to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 and slow the spread of the disease, so that hospitals do not become overwhelmed with cases.
It is important to note that while this course provides a generalized overview of COVID-19 prevention and protection measures that are widely applicable to a variety of contexts and circumstances, this course does not account for everything, especially as the health community is still learning day-to-day about the virus and its impact. Therefore, please use this course as a guide, and continue to familiarize yourself with your context to best customize the content we cover here for you and your community’s specific needs.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Practice and communicate to others the proper prevention skills, including handwashing, wearing masks, and physical distancing in communal spaces, at home, and at work.
- Understand the primary care procedures for infection, prevention control including screening, triaging, PPE risk assessment and referral.
- Identify practices for slowing the spread of COVID-19, including contact tracing, physical distancing, and quarantining.