Let's Kick COVID-19!

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About this course

In our current volatile climate, understanding COVID-19 and its intricacies is becoming increasingly difficult with the influx of information, some false, via news and social media channels. We have designed a lesson to provide you with reliable and accurate information about the virus to best educate you on what Coronavirus is and how we can slow the spread.


This course has been written in conjunction with Dr Michael Hunter and Carl Husa from Improvement Sciences, meaning that the course is filled with useful and practical information valuable to all. Look no further than this course to kick COVID-19.


"We, like you, are confronted with the veritable avalanche of information - everybody's talking about it and who can you trust?
So, we used reliable sources, mostly the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), to help people have reliable information in their hands. EdApp's agile platform enabled us to go from start to finish in just a few days - information changes fast, and the learning platform needs to keep up. That's EdApp for us."
-Carl Husa, Chief Innnovation Officer
Improvement Sciences

What you'll learn

  • The COVID-19 Pandemic Challenge
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Respiratory Etiquette
  • Physical Distancing
  • What a COVID-19 Infection Looks Like
  • COVID-19 Myths Debunked
  • Strategies and Planning to Address COVID-19
  • Workplace Guidance
  • Protecting Your Family
  • How to Act Responsibly
  • Resources

Course Content

  • How to use this course

    Lesson Excerpts

    • How to use this course

    • We're Concerned, Too

    • The Content

  • The COVID-19 Pandemic Challenge

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19, 2019nCov, or SARS-CoV-2 )

      Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19, 2019nCov, or SARS-CoV-2 )
    • Whats the difference? For starters, the disease influenza (aka "the flu") is caused by a different virus than COVID-19.

      Whats the difference? For starters, the disease influenza (aka
    • COVID-19

  • Hand Hygiene

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Use Hand Sanitizers If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.

      Use Hand Sanitizers If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
    • Use soap and water ## Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold) and apply soap ## Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap ## Scrub all surfaces of your hands, including the palms, backs, fingers, between your fingers, and under your nails ## Keep scrubbing for 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song twice ## Rinse your hands under clean, running water ## Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them

    • Before and after visiting a friend or a loved one in a hospital or nursing home, unless the person is sick with Clostridium difficile (if so, use soap and water to wash hands). ## If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, and wash with soap and water as soon as you can. ## Do NOT use hand sanitizer if your hands are visibly dirty or greasy. For example, after gardening, playing outdoors, or after fishing or camping (unless a hand washing station is not available). Wash your hands with soap and water instead.

  • Respiratory Etiquette

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Respiratory Etiquette The following is a little refresher on how to cough and sneeze properly and why it is vital you do it.

      Respiratory Etiquette The following is a little refresher on how to cough and sneeze properly and why it is vital you do it.
    • When to Wear A Face Mask

      When to Wear A Face Mask
    • Next Up: Face Masks

  • Physical Distancing

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Physical Distancing This graphic illustrates the extent of contact an infected individual - the rectangle - can have with people around them. From CDC.GOV

      Physical Distancing This graphic illustrates the extent of contact an infected individual - the rectangle - can have with people around them. From CDC.GOV
    • Personal Actions Getting restaurant take out Avoiding crowds Maintaining 6-8 foot distance when in line shopping, at the bank, post office etc.

      Personal Actions Getting restaurant take out Avoiding crowds Maintaining 6-8 foot distance when in line shopping, at the bank, post office etc.
    • Remember! You may be young and healthy, but ignoring common sense physical distancing practices could put others at higher risk to exposure. You can transmit the virus through touch, cough or sneeze.

      Remember! You may be young and healthy, but ignoring common sense physical distancing practices could put others at higher risk to exposure. You can transmit the virus through touch, cough or sneeze.
  • What Does a COVID-19 Infection Look Like?

    Lesson Excerpts

    • I feel sick, what should I do?

      I feel sick, what should I do?
    • According to CDC Guidelines for Testing, priorities for testing may include:

      According to CDC Guidelines for Testing, priorities for testing may include:
    • COVID-19 Signs and Symptoms

  • But I've Heard That...

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Those most at risk of COVID-19 infections

      Those most at risk of COVID-19 infections
    • Thermal scanners are effective at detecting all COVID-19 infections.

    • For most people, the immediate risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.

  • Strategies and Planning to Address COVID-19

    Lesson Excerpts

    • When a new virus with pandemic potential emerges... ## community mitigation strategies (non-pharmaceutical interventions)... ## often are the most readily available means to help slow transmission of the virus in communities. ## Community mitigation is a set of actions... ## that persons and communities can take to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections.

    • Who is my community?

    • Community Mitigation is is a set of actions that persons and communities can take to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections.

  • Workplace Guidance

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if staff become symptomatic at the worksite.

      Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if staff become symptomatic at the worksite.
    • What Employers Can Do...

    • An employee has just informed you that they're feeling ill.

  • Protecting Your Family

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.

      Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.
    • Practice personal protective measures (e.g., stay home when sick, wash your hands, use respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily). A 17 March 2020 report in The New England Journal of Medicine reported that SARS-CoV-2 (COVID) " ... can remain viable and infectious in aerosols for hours and on surfaces up to days."

      Practice personal protective measures (e.g., stay home when sick, wash your hands, use respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily). A 17 March 2020 report in The New England Journal of Medicine reported that SARS-CoV-2 (COVID)
  • We Got This!

    Lesson Excerpts

    • As of 19 March 2020, the COVID-19 virus has killed more than 9,000 people worldwide. ## The COVID-19 virus has killed 140 people in the US. Thirty-five of those deaths occurred in a single nursing home in the Seattle area.

    • We'll Get Through This

    • We'll end with the following message from acclaimed actor, Matthew McConaughey...

  • Resources

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Resources

    • Sites We Used

Course Author

Improvement Sciences

Improvement Sciences and their talented and experienced multidisciplinary team create courseware for a number of different disciplines. They work with a lot of subject matter experts to develop best in class courses and have built this course to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Selected Review

"With all the information circulating about COVID-19, I'm not sure what I can believe! This course straightened out what I need to know about the virus and the practices I need to implement in my day-to-day life to avoid the spread. A great lesson at such a crucial time."

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