Coronavirus (COVID-19) Toolkit
Get the facts about COVID-19
Prepare yourself and your family by getting informed about COVID-19 and about what you can do to stay safe and healthy and help prevent the virus from spreading.
Identify and avoid COVID-19
How to Protect Yourself and Stay Safe
Face masks are a great way to keep you and others safe out in the community. We even joined a national initiative to encourage mask wearing around the U.S.
Wear your mask correctly to protect yourself and others:
ABOVE THE NOSE. UNDER THE CHIN. PULLED TIGHT.
Face mask how-to
Why should you wear a face mask? What is the proper way to put on and take off a face mask? For some of us, wearing a face mask is second nature. But for others, wearing a mask can feel awkward and maybe a little uncomfortable.
Use these resources to learn how to incorporate face coverings into your routine and help stop COVID-19.
Choosing the right mask for you
How to properly put on and take off a face mask
Avoid these five common mistakes when wearing a face mask
Are face masks safe?
Get vaccinated, wash your hands, stay physically distant
There are more ways to stop the outbreak once you've mastered masking. Use these resources to make sure you're stopping the spread whenever you can.
In addition to washing your hands often, covering your coughs and sneezes, and social distancing, keeping other "high touch" items clean is important to prevent the spread.
Do you have a relative who needs to be extra careful? These resources can help you and your family understand what you need to be concerned about based on their condition.
Swiss cheese and COVID-19 vaccines?
Why Swiss cheese? The key is layers. While there are holes in slices of Swiss cheese, by combining the slices, we get a layered approach that leads to fewer holes. The same is true for COVID-19 prevention strategies.
Take care of your mind and body
UI Health Care experts share strategies for maintaining mental health while dealing with the major life changes that we are all facing during the pandemic.
Stay active, relieve stress
Don't neglect your mental health
Humans aren’t meant to be in isolation. We evolved in groups, and we thrive by being around others. So social distancing or home isolation can be really hard, especially over long periods of time.