Helpful Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Helpful Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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It’s important to make sure you’re doing everything possible to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy. But trying to learn about all the things you need to know may seem overwhelming.

Below are some links to resources we’ve collected — everything from creating home workouts to talking to your children about scary things. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or want to share resources that you’d like to see on this list.

Coronavirus: symptoms and planning:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have a mild case and can recover at home. Watch for these symptoms
  • Johns Hopkins Health offers these five tips   on what to do if you feel sick.
  • Do you have a loved one who has COVID-19? Here are some guidelines   for caring for them while staying safe yourself.
  • Visit this World Health Organization site   for helpful information.

Self-care:

  • Having your life turned upside down can be stressful. The CDC offers these tips   for taking care of your emotional health.
  • Maybe you worry that you’ll get sick. Maybe you’ve lost your job and worry about money. Whatever the cause, stress and anxiety are a big part of life right now. Harvard Medical School has a series of videos   on how to cope with the stress and anxiety that comes with all the changes.

Children:

  • Symptoms in babies and children are different than they are in adults. Find out what to look for. 
  • Children understand that there are changes happening around them, especially if they’re used to parents working or going to school. Use these tips   to talk to your children about COVID-19.
  • Children with special needs need extra attention in a crisis like this. From making sure they have medical equipment and medicine, to aiding in their understanding of change, use these tips   to speak to them.
  • Knowing danger lurks can be scary for kids. If you worry about how they are coping, here are   certain behavior changes you should look for.

Caregivers:

Exercise and stress management:

Self-help:

 

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