Course 1: What is COVID-19?

Course 1: What is COVID-19?

The first course in this series focuses on building core knowledge, skills, and attitudes around reducing the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, and how to protect yourself and your community. 

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Basic information on COVID-19 (i.e., where it comes from and how it spreads), 
  • Vulnerable groups
  • Misinformation around COVID-19
  • Recognizing signs and symptoms
  • Prevention strategies
  • Referral and management of suspected and confirmed cases.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe in simple terms how COVID-19 was first identified, how it is transmitted, and who can get it, including special considerations for vulnerable and at-risk populations.
  2. Identify a suspected or probable case and know how to respond to that case through care of symptoms, quarantine, isolation, or medical referral. 
  3. Communicate the preventative measures people can take to protect themselves and their community from contracting and spreading COVID-19.
  4. Recognize and combat misinformation on COVID-19 that could be stigmatizing or harmful to communities.


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.