Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention & Care
During these uncertain times, your mental health and well-being are critical. Please use the arrows at the bottom right-hand corner of this slider to scroll through a collection of tools designed to help you navigate each new day.
Free online exercises
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, many gyms and exercise studios have closed to support social distancing. To help you remain active and healthy, experts from Mass General Sports Medicine Physical Therapy share some exercises and stretches you can do at home without equipment.
Mindfulness and Other Tools
A wealth of virtual, home-accessible tools (apps, podcasts, videos, etc.) are now available to support mindfulness, relaxation and movement. Here, we list a selection of resources that offer substantial content for free or have made their content available to support coping during COVID-19.
Calm in the time of Coronavirus
Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH, and Christina Luberto, PhD of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Mass General give tips on staying calm during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Tips for Keeping Hands Hydrated and Healthy
Handwashing often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is key to preventing illness. But it can cause dry, cracked skin. Mathew Avram, MD, offers tips on keeping hands healthy and hydrated.
How Smoking & Vaping Increase COVID-19 Risk in Children
Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH, general pediatrician and researcher in tobacco control at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, shares what is currently known about the relationship between smoking/vaping and COVID-19 in children.
Mind-Body Medicine in the Time of COVID-19
Leaders of the Benson-Henry Institute of Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital say that their field, in turn, has never been more relevant for offering not only a measure of immediate relief but also powerful long-term health benefits.
Peter L. Slavin, MD
I prefer the term 'physical distancing.' It seems we need social connections now more than ever.
President, Massachusetts General Hospital
Video: Our Safe Care Commitment
Learn more from Dr. Katrina Armstrong about Mass General's commitment to providing the best and safest care—whatever your health care needs may be.
FAQs for Cancer Center Patients
A COVID-19 (coronavirus) patient information bulletin and FAQs for Cancer Center patients.
COVID-19 During Pregnancy
Frequently asked questions for patients who are pregnant during the coronavirus pandemic.
Additional COVID-19 Resources
Children with these underlying conditions are more medically vulnerable to complications from COVID-19, and their families face disrupted access to their usual medical and related care (e.g. physical therapy, in-home or school nursing support) and anxiety about managing this increased risk during the transition to usual activities as shelter-at-home restrictions are eased. MassGeneral Hospital for Children
As schools announce extended closures due to COVID-19, parents and caregivers are having tough conversations with children about their current circumstances. It's best to be direct and honest with children about school closures. According to Lisa Price, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry, it's best to let them know that even though this might be surprising or disappointing, the family will get through this difficult time together. Dr. Price offers eight tips on how to talk about school closures with kids. MassGeneral Hospital for Children
As parents and caregivers, we need to talk with our kids about COVID-19 to address these concerns. This article includes tips on how to engage with kids of all ages to help them maintain emotional stability during the crisis, followed by guidance on how to tailor conversations for kids at of different ages. Mass General Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds