Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Protecting the Public from the Current Outbreak (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

20 Sep 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on March 2, 2020.

Training Overview
The reach of the novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues to expand beyond where it was first detected in China. As of January 30, 2020, the WHO declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern and as of February 24, 2020 there were 14 positive cases reported in the U.S. This webinar will share information on what the COVID-19 is, how it is transmitted and the current distribution of cases. Participants will learn how to identify the symptoms of a COVID-19 infection and how to report a person under investigation. The webinar will conclude with key prevention and protection strategies as well as communication messages for the public.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainer
Carlos del Rio, MD is the Executive Associate Dean for Grady Clinical Affairs and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine.  Dr. del Rio currently holds joint appointments as a professor of Epidemiology and as professor of Global Health at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and until recently, he was the Hubert Professor and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health at Rollins. He is the Principal Investigator and co-Director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and co-Principal Investigator of the Emory-CDC HIV Clinical Trials Unit. Carlos del Rio is currently appointed as the Foreign Secretary of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • describe how the Coronavirus is transmitted.
  • identify current geographic distribution and possible spread of the virus.
  • identify the symptoms of a Coronavirus infection.
  • discuss key prevention and protection strategies for the Coronavirus
  • develop communications messages for the public


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Protecting the Public from the Current Outbreak
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