Workplace posters are a great communication and awareness tool to
ensure your employees understand the nature of the novel coronavirus, and are reminded of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19
In times of crisis, communication strategies are more important than ever. When people feel well-informed and aware of the nature of a crisis, not only do they feel safe to take actions to protect themselves, but they become aware of their role in protecting others around them as well. Miscommunication and inaccurate information may cause panic, or worse, consequences that affect not just individuals but entire communities and countries.
Workplace posters are a great communication and awareness tool to ensure your employees understand the nature of the novel coronavirus, and are reminded of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Here, we have assembled a list of useful resources and FAQs to help you communicate effectively with your workers, and better equip them to actively participate in efforts towards prevention and control.
Proper Use of Masks/Face Shields
Wearing masks and face shields is the most widely practiced prevention measure in the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they are only effective with frequent handwashing, proper use, and disposal. The World Health Organization has provided guidelines on the proper use of masks and face shields, and are downloadable as posters here :
Can novel coronavirus be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates?
Despite belief that the coronavirus only thrives in certain temperatures, evidence shows that COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, regardless of weather or climate. The WHO also provides facts to debunk such myths, which you can download as posters here:
Does the new coronavirus affect older people, or are younger people also susceptible?
Data shows that anyone regardless of age can be infected by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). However, there are certain more vulnerable groups such as older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease). The WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus; for example, by following good hand sanitation, respiratory hygiene, and all distancing measures.
Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus?
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Antibiotics, as the name suggests, do not work against viruses, only bacteria. The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment. However, if you are hospitalized for the 2019-nCoV, you may receive antibiotics because bacterial co-infection is possible.
Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat the novel coronavirus?
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To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat coronavirus symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. Some specific treatments are under investigation and will be tested on coronavirus cases through clinical trials. WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range of partners.
The World Health Organization has compiled a list of FAQ’s regarding the novel coronavirus, its prevention and treatment, as well as facts to debunk certain myths surrounding the nature of the virus and the disease, which you will find here:
- More guidance and material is available from Public Health England. Click here to download.
- Public Health England offers guidance on staying at home and maintaining physical distancing to prevent transmission. Click here to download.
- The CDC has also prepared anti-COVID-19 recommendations as print resources. Click here to download.
- COVID-19 infographics for Italy are available from the ISS and Juma Map. Click for infographics in Italian, English, and Chinese.
- A wide range of graphics covering coronavirus preparedness, how to protect yourself and others from getting sick, COVID-19 home care, pregnancy and breastfeeding concerns, and how to cope with stress during 2019-nCoV outbreak are available from the WHO. Click here to view and download.