Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)

New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health Resources (NYSED and NYSDOH)
 

information about the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in West Africa. (10/24/2014)


CDC

Ebola Webpage
- Contains information on the following topics: Signs and Symptoms, Transmission, Risk of Exposure, Outbreaks, Healthcare Workers, Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Q&A about Ebola


NYSDOH

NYS Local County Health Department Contact Numbers-Click on your county to view information.

NYSDOH - Get the Facts About Ebola-Provides guidance and frequently asked questions and answers.


Cleaning Guidance

Guidance for Local Heath Departments on Ebola Virus Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection in Non-healthcare and Non-lab

Information About Cleanup of Ebola-Infected Blood and Other Body Fluids in Non-Health Care Settings Geared towards smaller public or private residential settings and recommends contracting with professional cleaning companies familiar with appropriate PPE, Hazardous waste management, and OSHA requirements in order to properly manage EBOLA issues.

OSHA

Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces Guidance for Workers and Employers in Non-Healthcare/ Non-Laboratory Settings -Guidance for Workers and Employers in Non-Healthcare/Non-Laboratory Settings. Employers are responsible for ensuring that workers tasked with cleaning surfaces that may be contaminated with Ebola virus must be protected from exposure, and that workers are not exposed to harmful levels of chemicals used for cleaning and disinfection.

Occupational Exposure to Ebola -- OSHA PPE Selection Matrix for Occupational Exposure to Ebola-Provides a chart indicating type of PPE needed for common exposure scenarios. This resource can be found on page 2 of the OSHA Fact Sheet:PPE Selection Matrix for Occupational Exposure to Ebola Virus which is also located here.

NYC Health and Mental Hygiene- Provides current information about the ebola virus which can be translated into multiple languages.

Supplies

School Health Supply has the following packages: School Health Apparel Kit Item # 21359 which includes:  (1) Barrier Gown (2) Pair Nitrile® Gloves (1) N95 Mask (1) Pair Shoe Covers (1) Pair Safety Glasses for $8.69. 

Training
CDC Emergency Response Page- Contains links to COCA Conference calls and webinars.

CDC, Johns Hopkins release online Ebola safety training -Free online training modules include education about putting on and removing personal protective equipment as well as teamwork skills, such as communication strategies, to help workers avoid possible contamination.

 

Page last updated 11/10/16