Protecting Yourself Against COVID-19 And Other Contagious Illnesses
COVID-19 has become a global pandemic and all employees need to understand their role in preventing its spread in their homes, workplaces and communities. This program stresses the importance of good hygiene and social distancing as the primary ways the general public can reduce the spread of the virus. It also shows examples of frequent handwashing and the disinfecting of commonly touched items in various home, office and workplace settings and emphasizes the importance of not touching our face with our hands. The program explains that infected droplets can travel six feet during a cough or sneeze and that the disease may also spread when an infected person speaks or breathes via small fluid particles called aerosols. Additionally, it points out that asymptomatic carriers can spread the virus to others and that social distancing or “physical separation” and self-isolation when required are the best ways to prevent the spread of the infection.
After watching this program, the viewer will have a good understanding of the signs and symptoms of a COVID-19 infection, know when to seek medical attention and when not to, understand the importance of social distancing and self-isolation and be able to put into practice the best methods to prevent the spread of the virus at home, in the workplace and in their community.