FREE WEBINAR:Interpreting Coronavirus

  • 04/01/2020
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • Online
  • 0


Community Interpreter Division presents

Interpreting Coronavirus

Free Webinar 

This live webinar is full. Recorded webinar will be available to watch from April 2nd to April 15th. Click Here to register. 

What is this? The coronavirus pandemic challenges interpreters to transmit specialized information accurately, as well as to adapt practice to the re-organized and stressed healthcare system.

On this webinar, you will learn both how to interpret for patient encounters about COVID-19 and how to keep yourself safe while doing so.

Part 1 will address the biology, transmission, and treatment of the coronavirus and the terms needed to build an interpreter glossary on the topic. We’ll answer questions like:

  • What is the difference between screening and testing?
  • What is the difference between testing for viral RNA and testing for antibodies?
  • What is viral shedding?
  • What is a route of transmission?
  • What is immunity?

Part 2 will focus on how to adapt to interpreting during the pandemic. We’ll talk about

  • Switching to remote modalities.
  • How to stay safe onsite assignments.
  • The value of different sorts of masks.
  • What hand hygiene to use in what setting.
  • How to react to the anxiety of staff, providers, patients, family members, and one's own interpreter scheduler
  • How to decide which assignments to take.
Linda Golley has a background in direct patient care as well as in managing and training healthcare interpreters. She created the class Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Medical Interpreters. Ms. Golley presently creates classes for healthcare staff, social workers, and interpreters as a Training and Development Specialist at MasterWord Services.

 April 1, 2020

Webinar is 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. PST

Two options:

  1. Participate in the live webinar on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PT, and have access to the recording through April 15, 2020,
  2. Or watch a recording of the webinar any time between April 1st and April 15, 2020.

Where?  GoToWebinar. You will receive the webinar link by email on the day of the event. Attendees will need access to a computer with internet and speakers to listen to the presentation. System requirements for GoToWebinar:

Cost? With generous support from the presenter and NOTIS, this webinar is FREE.

Registration?  Via the web (before 5:00 p.m. on March 30) After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Please submit a separate registration for each person registering.

Webinar?  This training is provided via webinar on the GoToWebinar platform. A link to a glossary-build Word document will be included with registration confirmationPlease download the glossary before the webinar begins, as you will need to write on it during the class.

will need access to a computer with internet and speakers to listen to the presentation. Towards the end of the webinar, you will be provided with the web address for the workshop quiz. You must complete the quiz with 100% correct in order to receive credit for this workshop.

CE credits? Two continuing education credits are approved by the Washington State DSHS, the Administrator of the Courts, and the ATA. the Administrator of the Courts 0.2  IMIA/NBCMI CEUs are approved. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who watch the entire webinar and complete the quiz.

Questions about class content? Please contact Linda Golley at  

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at
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