Protect Your Workforce and Work Environment from COVID-19
This webinar is a free online session discussing how to prevent COVID-19 exposure among employees and customers for non-healthcare businesses. This webinar was delivered on April 10, 2020 by APIC Consulting Services on behalf of the South Carolina Hospital Association, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.
The webinar is still available here.
*Please note: At a time when guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is rapidly changing, please note that the guidance in this presentation is effective as of April 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. On April 10, 2020, CDC changed their recommendation about when infected staff may to return to work. The revised CDC recommendation that should be followed is: staff can return to work 72 hours after they are symptom-free, including being fever-free (without fever-reducing medication) and having no respiratory symptoms. At least 7 days must pass since symptoms first appeared.
ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
Topics covered included:
The current epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, in easy-to-understand language
Strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in non-healthcare businesses
CDC and evidence-based recommendations and best practices for identifying and managing employees with COVID-19
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: The faculty presenter is Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Associate Dean for Academic & Faculty Affairs, Director of the Institute for Biosecurity, and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Saint Louis University. Dr. Rebmann is a PhD Nurse researcher with an emphasis in infectious disease emergency preparedness. In addition, she is board certified in Infection Prevention and Control and a fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Dr. Rebmann publishes and lectures on bioterrorism, pandemic planning, emerging infectious diseases, and infection prevention practices on a national level. She has served on several national and international task forces and committees aimed at minimizing morbidity and mortality related to emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism threats, including COVID-19 and Ebola. She is the former member and Chair of the APIC Emergency Preparedness Committee.
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