Questions About COVID-19
We’re all dealing with questions about the coronavirus and COVID-19. Here are some common ones, with answers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the AHA's volunteer medical experts and scientific leaders and other trustworthy sources.
Working from Home
Here are a few resources to help:
For those accustomed to large offices and co-worker interactions, working from home can be a drastic change. And those who usually work at home are now juggling added responsibilities and concerns. This could include a partner working at home, children out of school or older loved ones who need a hand.
- Promoting Mental Health During COVID-19
- When can we safely get back to work and school, and what would that look like?
- Working out while staying safe during the coronavirus outbreak
- Create an at-home workout circuit
- Workout at work, just in your home office
- Get the whole family moving at home
- Establish a new bedtime or morning routine
- Manage a stressful circumstance by cleaning up your sleep hygiene or with some tech tweaks
- Stopping the stress of working from home
Resources for the Office and Employees
If your workplace is still physically open, or if you have employees out in the community, you’re likely facing new and unique challenges. Consider these tips for employees who are still out and about.
- Why Handwashing Works
- Handwashing Resources that can be displayed in the workplace
- Coronavirus news on social media stressing you out? Here's how to handle the anxiety (Lea en español)
- Practice loving-kindness meditation
- Take Action to control stress this week
- Fight stress with healthy habits to manage your circumstances
Remember to Monitor Your Numbers
If your employees are wondering if they are at risk, The American Heart Association’s Health Screening Services offers biometric at-home test kits and My Life Check to help keep heart health in front of them at this time. These tools allow employees to monitor their health while still practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of illness.
Smoking Cessation Resources
People with underlying health issues, such as heart or lung problems, may have increased risk for serious complications from COVID-19. This includes people who smoke and/or vape tobacco or nicotine-containing products Ready to kick the habit? We have smoking cessation resources to help you quit smoking, vaping or using tobacco.
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