The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and we understand that this is a concerning time for everyone. American Red Cross Training Services is constantly evaluating what we can do to continue to provide our support during these evolving times.
Below is a list of resources to help:
Provisional Certification Programs for Red Cross Training Providers
New provisional certification courses are available in First Aid/CPR/AED and Basic Life Support (BLS). Students take the online portion now and complete their skills test within 120 days.
Psychological First Aid: Supporting Yourself and Others During COVID-19 Online Only Course
The American Red Cross is offering a Psychological First Aid: Supporting Yourself and Others During COVID-19 online only course during the pandemic. This online course is designed for anyone interested in learning techniques for supporting mental health during the COVID-19 crisis.
Lay Responder Safety
Information for Lay Responders who may need to protect themselves from contracting COVID-19 in the event of a CPR or first aid emergency at home or in an everyday situation.
Coronavirus Prevention and Safety Information for Students
Read about the steps American Red Cross Training Services is taking to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses during classroom activities.
Professional Healthcare Responder Safety
Information for professional healthcare responders and healthcare providers on how to protect themselves from contracting COVID-19 while caring for patients
Caring for Pets During COVID-19
It is important to practice the same health habits around your pets that you do with people. Learn about the recommended guidelines for pets owners.
Returning to Work During COVID-19: Safe Work Practices
The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging employees and businesses in new ways. To help during this time, the Red Cross is offering a “Returning to Work During COVID-19: Safe Work Practices” online course.
Aquatic Facilities Operations and Lifeguarding During COVID-19
The emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has raised questions among aquatic facilities and lifeguards about the operation of facilities, education of lifeguards, lifeguarding rescues and resuscitation. View the recommendations based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council.