Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention & Care

We know the spread of COVID-19 has created a lot of anxiety and uncertainty for many people. We hope these resources will help you and your loved ones stay well during this difficult time.

Video: Your COVID-19 Questions Answered

In this video, Paul Biddinger, MD, and Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, share the latest information about the virus and protecting yourself and your loved ones.

10 Things You Can Do to Manage COVID-19 at Home

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presents steps to take if you suspect you are infected with COVID-19. Learn how to prevent the disease from spreading to others in your home.

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

As parents and caregivers, it can be difficult to address your children's concerns about this pandemic. Gene Beresin, MD, offers helpful tips about engaging with children to support them.

Wellness Resources

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.

I prefer the term 'physical distancing.' It seems we need social connections now more than ever.

Peter L. Slavin, MD
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.

Learn more about at-risk populations from the CDC >

Preventative Measures

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

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