Orange County and State have made available a number of resources to keep us and the public updated on both best practices and current statistics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Orange County Health Care Agency COVID-19 Information & Updates Orange County Health Care Agency COVID-19 Counts & Figures California Department of Health Information & […]
CSTI Announces Online COVID-19 Awareness Classes – FREE
To help you, your employees and their families better understand this novel coronavirus, CSTI has posted a series of brief awareness-level classes on our Learning Management System. Learning more about this threat helps us all prepare our communities to survive it.
Available titles include:
- Coronavirus: COVID-19
- Coronavirus: Precautions and Prevention: Common Sense Hygiene
- Coronavirus: Precautions and Prevention: Coronavirus Preparedness
- Coronavirus: Precautions and Prevention: Stay Calm, Stay Informed
- Coronavirus: Precautions and Prevention: Travel Safely
To create an account in the CSTI LMS:
To login to the LMS:
1. Visit CSTI.ORG
2. Click the purple Login button center of the screen. On the Login Page enter the e-mail and password you used to register.
To locate the Materials Based courses within the CSTI LMS:
1. Use the LMS home menu to navigate to MENU > CSTI Courses > Browse for Training
2. Select the small document icon to filter Online Based Courses.
3. Select the Online Based Training you wish to take.
4. Select Launch
5. A new blank window will open, you will be able to “click here” to continue if the training does not start automatically. (Your browser may show a slightly different view). Once opened, proceed with the training. Watch the video and complete the exam.
6. √ Check, your course is complete. The course can now be found in your transcripts under “completed”. Return to “Browse for Training” for more Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention Online Training.
Orange County and State have made available a number of resources to keep us and the public updated on both best practices and current statistics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Orange County Health Care Agency COVID-19 Information & Updates
- Orange County Health Care Agency COVID-19 Counts & Figures
- California Department of Health Information & Updates
- Daily updates from CA Department of health
- COVID-19 Data for the US and around the world
We will be adding resources to this page as they become available.
Stay Safe. Stay Home.
Both the CDC and State of California have said that face coverings can help slow the spread of COVID-19
Governor Gavin Newsom has repeatedly said face coverings can supplement but not replace such behaviors such as staying at home, maintaining physical distance and hand washing. State health officials have expressed concern the masks could lull people into a false sense of security and cause them to avoid more critical distancing behaviors. They also remain worried that residents may try to obtain N95 or surgical masks as hospitals struggle to find enough for their workers.
Newsom has repeated:
We have been very clear that if you are going into an environment where physical distancing is all but impossible — for example, into a grocery store with small aisles and a long queue — that we do believe it would be additive and beneficial to have a face cover”
A significant portion of individuals with Coronavirus lack symptoms (they are “asymptomatic”). Even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.
This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.
Therefore, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing is not feasible.
Face Coverings are loose-fitting, disposable devices and can be home-made. Face coverings should be used in public settings where social distancing is not feasible.
N-95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators
A standard (non-surgical) N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator (FFR) will filter out at least 95% of very small (0.3 micron) airborne particles, including bacteria and viruses. (N means that the mask is not oil resistant). Photo below.
N95 Respirators are for first responders and health care providers who are caring for or contacting actual or suspected COVID-19 patients.