LSU NCBRT/ACE Releases New Video – Breaking the Chain: Preventing the Spread of Surface Contamination

July 16, 2020

BATON ROUGE -- The LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education has released a new video entitled Breaking the Chain: Preventing the Spread of Surface Contamination. This six-minute video illustrates the potential for viral transmission via commonly touched surfaces and offers CDC-approved suggestions and techniques for how to minimize the threat during daily life.

“Although we know direct respiratory transmission is the primary form of transmission we hope that this video can provide a clear and visual understanding of how easily these viruses can also spread via surfaces,” said Associate Director for Operations and Plans Jason Krause. “While the video can and will be useful for our nation’s first responders, it’s also extremely helpful to the general public, since we all need to be vigilant about curbing the spread of COVID-19 during these times.”

Breaking the Chain: Preventing the Spread of Surface Contamination can be found on YouTube and can also be accessed by emergency responders who register or log in to LSU NCBRT/ACE’s e-Learning site.

LSU NCBRT/ACE, which is a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, has additional webinars, job aids, and other tools for emergency responders and the public dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. For more information on the resources listed here, as well as all LSU NCBRT/ACE resources available for emergency responders, please visit our website at


LSU NCBRT/ACE is a nationally recognized center for emergency preparedness and response training located at Louisiana State University’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We provide mobile training to both the national and international emergency response community. LSU NCBRT/ACE has expertise in research, development and delivery of training in the areas of specialized law enforcement operations; biological incident response; food and agriculture safety and security; school safety; and instructional design and technique.