This course provides an overview of the guidance on masks as outlined in “Mask use in the context of COVID-19”.
This training is intended for health workers, decision-makers, and the public and covers correct mask use for both healthcare and community settings.
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Overview: The use of masks is part of a comprehensive package of prevention and control measures to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This training is based on scientific evidence and WHO guidance relevant to the use of masks for reducing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in different settings. This course targets decision-makers, IPC professionals, healthcare workers, and the general public.
This course is based on WHO guidelines and will be revised as new evidence emerges.
Learning objectives: By the end of this course, you should be able to:
Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.
Certificates: A Record of Achievement certificate will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available across all of the quizzes. Participants who receive a Record of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.
Useful links and resources:
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: When and how to use masks