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.
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.
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.
Peter L. Slavin, MD
I prefer the term 'physical distancing.' It seems we need social connections now more than ever.
President, Massachusetts General Hospital
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.
Employer Responsibility in the Age of Coronavirus
A perspective from Paul Biddinger, MD, and Eric Rosengren, PhD, on steps employers should take during these uncertain times.
Helpful COVID-19 Resources from the CDC
Guidance for People at Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness
While anyone can get COVID-19, currently it appears that patients who are older, have suppressed immune systems, or have chronic medical conditions are more likely to experience serious illness with COVID-19.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if they are visibly dirty
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe