Pandemic Awareness FREE! *Updated!*

How to stay healthy and help stop a virus from spreading.

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Most of our lives are a combination of work, family, and community involvement. A pandemic can affect all of these areas. Being informed and knowing what to do during a pandemic can help minimize the impact. This free course describes what a pandemic is, how a virus spreads, and the impact a pandemic may have on workplaces, our communities, and us.

This course discusses a pandemic from both a flu and the coronavirus perspective. This course complements the one-hour Pandemic Planning course which outlines how having a business continuity plan will reduce the impact of a pandemic on both the employees and organization.

Topics include:

  • What is a pandemic?
  • How viruses spread
  • Being prepared
  • What might happen
  • What can we do?
  • Staying healthy
  • How to stop the spread of the virus

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Know the main characteristics of a pandemic
  • Understand how viruses spread
  • Understand the impact of a pandemic on your workplace, home and community
  • Know ways to help stay healthy and reduce the spread of viruses
  • Know how to be prepared at home and in your community
  • Be able to find reliable information during a pandemic

Average time to complete this course is approximately 30 minutes.

Target Audience

  • All employees, including supervisors and managers
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about a pandemic



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

VuBiz Partnership

We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create this e-course.

Vubiz offers other related e-learning courses that may also be of interest to you. Read about them in the Vubiz Catalogue of e-learning courses.