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
  • Self-Decontamination
  • 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.

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Professional Disciplines

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
  • Healthcare
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Health
  • Public Safety
  • Communications
  • 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.