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Personal Support for COVID-19 Pandemic

Resources for individuals, families, children, teens, health care providers, health care workers, first responders, emergency responders, disaster responders and essential workers to assist with pandemic related issues. Mental health, stress, coping.

Practical Advice

  • Stay home if you are able to do so
  • Keep a routine, if possible
  • Take time to practice self-care
  • Take breaks from news & social media
  • Don't panic

From the Katz Institute of Women's Health practical guide.


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Masks Protect You & Me

Masks are an additional step to help prevent people from getting and spreading COVID-19. They provide a barrier that keeps respiratory droplets from spreading. Masks are a two way street and protect you and me. When we all wear masks, we take care of each other and everyone is protected.

Take these 4 steps for the most protection.

  • Wear masks
  • Stay 6 feet apart
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated places
  • Wash your hands

From CDC February 8, 2021

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How to Select and Use Hand Sanitizer

To prevent the spread of germs, including COVID-19, CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water whenever possible. If soap and water are not readily available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Properly apply alcohol-based sanitizer by rubbing the gel over all surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry.

Do Not

  • Rinse or wipe off the alcohol-based hand sanitizer before it’s dry
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean surfaces
  • Store alcohol-based hand sanitizer above 105°F
  • Swallow alcohol-based hand sanitizers

From the CDC February 8, 2021

Social Support


Maya A. Wilder, Reference / Instructional Librarian

Tabitha Ochtera, Electronic Resources Librarian / Digital Commons Curator

Theresa A. Rienzo, Associate Librarian / Health Sciences Librarian