Biological Incidents Awareness: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (AWR-324)
Biological Incidents Awareness: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) provides a brief overview of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, including specific information about symptoms, transmission, personal protective measures, and scene control.
This awareness-level course will prepare participants to recognize a potential COVID-19 infection, to know how to protect themselves during response, and to identify outside factors, including scene control and public messaging, which will require their attention.
It is a half-day course designed to be taught by a combination of medical or public health personnel and emergency responders. The course addresses the following topics:
- Disease types and outbreak history
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Prevention and Universal Precaution
- Personal Protection
- Containment and Scene Control
Min/Max Enrollment: Min 20; Max 100
Hours: 4 (Direct/Indirect Delivery); 5.5 (Train-the-Trainer)
Format: Instructor-Led Training (Direct Delivery; Train-the-Trainer; Indirect Delivery)
DHS Course #: AWR-324, AWR-324-1, and AWR-324-2
Facility Requirements: Please view this document for facility requirements.
The primary audience for this course includes responders who need general knowledge about COVID-19 and the protective measures and equipment that will help guard against further spread of the disease.
The primary target audience for this course includes:
- Agricultural Safety
- Citizen/Community Volunteer
- Emergency Management
- Emergency Medical Services
- Fire Service
- Governmental Administrative
- Law Enforcement
- Public Health
- Public Safety
- Private Sector/Corporate
- Security & Safety Professionals
- Public Works Transportation Security
The target audience for the Train-the-Trainer version of this course is established trainers/instructors in academies, agencies or departments who are seeking to train participants by teaching the Indirect version of this course using course materials provided by LSU-NCBRT/ACE.
The Indirect version of this course is commonly delivered as part of in-service or academy training to support continuing education.