COVID-19 Introduction

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“Our World in Data”, the online publication for research and data on the world’s largest problems – and how to make progress solving them. Check out their site. It also includes a constantly updated page on the Corona Pandemic.

In December 2019 the Chinese authorities notified the world that a virus was spreading through their communities. In the following months it spread to other countries, with cases doubling within days. This virus is the “Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2”, that causes the disease called COVID19, and that everyone simply calls Coronavirus. What actually happens when it infects a human and what should we all do?

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Terms and definitions used in this course

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business continuity planning checklist

list of some of the key risks to the continuity of your business activities during the outbreak of COVID-19 and of preparatory actions that can be taken to respond.

contact tracing

process of identifying persons who may have come into contact with an infected person (“contacts”) and the subsequent collection of further information about these contacts.

coronavirus

broader name for the family of diseases that includes COVID-19, and its entry has been revised to show that relationship. A new example has been added to the entry for novel (“new”).

COVID-19

new name for a new disease, coined as an abbreviated form of coronavirus disease 2019.

customer/supplier prioritisation

identification of the suppliers/customers which need to be serviced as a priority to your and their business operations.

direct contact

person-to-person contact or spray of droplets during coughing and sneezing.

direct contact log

person-to-person contact log of all site attending employees which will assist in contact tracing as and when positive cases arise.

disaster recovery site (Backup site)

place that a company can temporarily relocate to following a security breach or natural disaster.

index case

first documented case of an infectious disease or genetically transmitted condition or mutation in a population, region, or family.

isolation

separation of infected individuals and healthy individuals.

recovery point objective (RPO)

point up to which information and data used by an activity is restored to enable the activity to operate upon resumption the time frame for resuming an activity.

response time objective (RTO)

time frame for resuming an activity.

restricted movement

separating well persons, who have been exposed to the infection, from other well persons during the incubation period of an illness.

restricted movement and self isolation

avoidance of contact with other individuals for a period of time during the outbreak of a contagious disease usually by remaining in one’s home/room and limiting contact with family members.

risk assessment

overall process of risk identification, risk analysis, and risk evaluation.

social distancing (physical distancing)

practice of implementing measures to maintain safe distances for preventing the spread of disease.

treatment

medical treatment for COVID-19 symptoms and/or related complications.

working from home

situation in which an employee works mainly from home and communicates with the company

Terms and definitions

 

business continuity planning checklist

list of some of the key risks to the continuity of your business activities during the outbreak of COVID-19 and of preparatory actions that can be taken to respond.

contact tracing

process of identifying persons who may have come into contact with an infected person (“contacts”) and the subsequent collection of further information about these contacts.

coronavirus

broader name for the family of diseases that includes COVID-19, and its entry has been revised to show that relationship. A new example has been added to the entry for novel (“new”).

COVID-19

new name for a new disease, coined as an abbreviated form of coronavirus disease 2019.

customer/supplier prioritisation

identification of the suppliers/customers which need to be serviced as a priority to your and their business operations.

direct contact

person-to-person contact or spray of droplets during coughing and sneezing.

direct contact log

person-to-person contact log of all site attending employees which will assist in contact tracing as and when positive cases arise.

disaster recovery site (Backup site)

place that a company can temporarily relocate to following a security breach or natural disaster.

index case

first documented case of an infectious disease or genetically transmitted condition or mutation in a population, region, or family.

isolation

separation of infected individuals and healthy individuals.

recovery point objective (RPO)

point up to which information and data used by an activity is restored to enable the activity to operate upon resumption the time frame for resuming an activity.

response time objective (RTO)

time frame for resuming an activity.

restricted movement

separating well persons, who have been exposed to the infection, from other well persons during the incubation period of an illness.

restricted movement and self isolation

avoidance of contact with other individuals for a period of time during the outbreak of a contagious disease usually by remaining in one’s home/room and limiting contact with family members.

risk assessment

overall process of risk identification, risk analysis, and risk evaluation.

social distancing (physical distancing)

practice of implementing measures to maintain safe distances for preventing the spread of disease.

treatment

medical treatment for COVID-19 symptoms and/or related complications.

working from home

situation in which an employee works mainly from home and communicates with the company

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