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Updated: May 21, 2020

One of the most frustrating things about COVID-19 is that so much about the virus and the limitations on where you can go are out of your control. However, there are things that you can control, and focusing on those things can provide you with some comfort.

Your Body & Mind

  • Keep a healthy diet.

  • Exercise at home.

  • Get enough sleep.

  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol excessively.

  • Take care of your mental health.

  • Maintain self-care and personal hygiene.

Your immediate environment

  • Your house, your closet, your kitchen - now is the time to clean and get organized.

  • Make responsible choices about when to leave the house and only go out if necessary.

  • Limit the number of people you come in contact with.

  • Work from home if you are able to.

What you consume

  • Don't overdo your news and information intake.

  • Get your information from reliable sources like the CDC or WHO.

  • Watch tv, movies and videos that make you feel good.

How you prepare

  • Keep 2-4 weeks of food on hand.

  • Avoid overstocking on supplies that are in high demand so other people can have enough of the essentials, too.

  • If you take medication, get refills, and keep a month's supply at home, if possible.

How to protect yourself

  • Regularly wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Keep 6 feet of distance between you and others.

How you protect others

  • Stay home if you are sick aside from getting medical care.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

  • Wear a mask when you leave the house.

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