Safety Short: Coronaviruses and COVID-19

Self Paced
Filed under: Service Wide Skills
Where: Online


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.

Learning Objectives

In this course, you'll learn:

  • What COVID-19 is
  • Who is at the highest risk of contracting it
  • How it's transmitted
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Precautions you should take to prevent and treat it

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