How Health Advocate can help

Things are moving quickly with the COVID-19 pandemic. During this challenging time, our goal is to help you and your family navigate the complexities of the healthcare system and make sense of the ever-changing situation.

Below are some tips and resources you may find helpful.

Protect Yourself and Others

Help prevent the spread of respiratory illness like COVID-19

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Avoid close contact with people who are sick

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Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

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Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

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Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

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Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

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Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash

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Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care

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Stay informed! The coronavirus outbreak is continually changing.

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Follow mask mandates. Put your mask on with clean hands, wash reusable masks and throw out disposable masks after each use.

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Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet
away from people who are not in your household

Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms

  • Fever or chills 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Headache 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Sore throat 
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea

Trusted Information and Resources

Follow the guidelines and information provided by the trusted agencies below, including steps to prepare should an outbreak happen in your community, and guidance for travelers.

For all that you need to know, including travel advisories:

For specific questions, see the CDC’s FAQ section:

For information about COVID-19 in your state, search your state’s health department, which works with the CDC to monitor and implement all recommendations:

For up-to-date developments, research, and guidance from government health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO), go to:

RSS CDC Media Feed

Additional Health Advocate Resources


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Tips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

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Tips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

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Dealing with the impact of a health-related emergency situation can be stressful mentally, physically and financially.

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If you’re worried about the stock market’s recent swings, consider taking a deep breath. Remember what we can learn from history, assess your long-term plans and implement some grounded, common-sense steps.

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Tips to stay disciplined, motivated and productive.

Read about a variety of ways to help combat restlessness, boredom, and other effects of being socially isolated during the pandemic.

Learn tips for providing children with simple, age-appropriate information, helping to reassure them and give them a sense of security.

Learn how Health Advocate helps support caring for an elderly loved one to guide you to make the best decisions, including ensuring continued access to medications and cost-effective means to secure treatments.

Learn about ways to mourn and honor a deceased loved one during social distancing, as well as how to comfort a bereaved family member or friend.

Learn how Health Advocate can help support families caring for children during the pandemic to help make the best decisions to keep children healthy and safe.

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Find dozens of ideas for fun activities that individuals and families can enjoy right at home to feel refreshed and renewed when the pandemic has put getaway plans on hold.

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Discover ways to balance job and parenting responsibilities while working at home.

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Discover tips that can help calm worries during this uncertain time.


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Tools and Techniques to Manage Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak

This webinar discusses successful strategies and those we should shy away from to maintain good mental health during this challenging time.

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The video was provided by My Secure Advantage, Inc., Health Advocate’s financial partner.

It covers current announcements related to legislation and takes a deeper look into retirement, investing and rebalancing portfolios.

Learn a variety of tips to balance your job and parenting responsibilities while working at home during this challenging time.

Understand the impact of the stress of caring for an elderly loved one during the pandemic as well as coping strategies to address loneliness and other effects of social isolation.

WEBINAR – Preparing for Our New Normal (REPLAY)
Recorded May 7, 2020

How to Manage Stress During and After the COVID-19 Outbreak

This webinar discusses tools and techniques to manage stress related to both ongoing and potential future challenges and maintain mental well-being during this difficult time.

WEBINAR – Preparing for Our Near Future (REPLAY)
Recorded May 21, 2020

“Future Thinking” for our Return to Work amidst COVID-19

This webinar explores future planning strategies to adapt to our changing environment and related stressors in the weeks and months ahead.

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WEBINAR – 8 Steps to Resiliency
Recorded May 5, 2020

Learn key ways to help bounce back from the challenges presented by the pandemic, isolate against high levels of stress, making it more manageable, and enabling you to move out of a feeling of being stuck.

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WEBINAR – Resiliency (REPLAY)
Recorded June 11, 2020

Moving Forward in Changing Times

This webinar explores strategies to build your resiliency and protect against high levels of stress, making it more manageable and enabling you to determine the best next steps for you.

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WEBINAR – Quarantine Fatigue
Recorded June 25, 2020

Coping with Burnout

This webinar discusses how to identify burnout and provides strategies to help you overcome the fatigue and get back on track.

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This webinar discusses how you can identify individual values and goals and commit to finding healthy ways to respond to this stressful situation.

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WEBINAR – Finding a Safe Harbor
Recorded July 23, 2020

Strategies to Manage Stress and Uncertainty

This webinar discusses successful strategies to maintain our mental and emotional health and find balance in our everyday lives.

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WEBINAR – Charting Rough Seas
Recorded August 6, 2020

Strategies for the Upcoming School Year

This webinar discusses successful strategies and supportive resources for families as the new school year begins.

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WEBINAR – Throwing a Lifeline
Recorded August 20, 2020

Managing Emotional and Mental Health

This webinar discusses strategies to manage our emotional and mental health and identify resources to help when we need extra support

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WEBINAR – Keeping Your Head Above Water
Recorded September 3, 2020

Coping with Compassion Fatigue

This webinar discusses strategies designed to promote optimal well-being while caring for others.

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WEBINAR – Rowing Forward Together
Recorded October 1, 2020

Managing Conflicts in the Workplace

This webinar explores how to more effectively manage interpersonal conflict at work and at home, as well as how to employ skills and strategies to increase open and effective conflict resolution

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WEBINAR – Providing a Lifeboat
Recorded October 15, 2020

Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors in the Midst of COVID-19

This webinar discusses strategies to continue providing support to those affected in our current environment.

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WEBINAR – Hope for the Holidays
Recorded October 29, 2020

How to Adapt in this Unique Season

This webinar explores how to cope with the uncertainty of the season ahead and find strategies to continue finding joy in the holidays.

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WEBINAR – Righting the Ship
Recorded November 19, 2020

Managing Substance Use in a Crisis

This webinar discusses why we rely on substances in response to overwhelming situations, as well as exploring available resources and strategies to find balance in our current environment.

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WEBINAR – Weathering the Storm
Recorded December 10, 2020

The Value of Mindfulness in Times of Stress

This webinar discusses how to practice mindfulness to reduce stress, more effectively cope with negative thinking, and move forward in a productive and healthy way.

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This webinar discusses how to create goals and routines that can strengthen our mental health and well-being as we move forward into 2021.

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WEBINAR – Improving Overall Well-Being
Recorded January 21, 2021

The Mind-Body Connection

This webinar explores how to make choices to feel your best, even during times of stress. We will discuss how exercise can improve mood as well as creative ways to stay active despite current challenges.

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This webinar explores strategies to sustain healthy and long-lasting relationships, both personal and professional, even in our current, challenging environment.

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This webinar discusses both daily tips and long-term strategies to find the work/life balance that works for you and minimize stress in the process.

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This webinar discusses ways to better understand this modern dilemma and explore strategies to find more balance and avoid technology burnout.

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This webinar discusses how to identify potential issues that can lead to addiction and explore effective coping strategies to manage stressful situations

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WEBINAR – Supporting Your Kids
Recorded April 29, 2021

Identifying and Addressing Signs of Stress

This webinar discusses how to identify signs of stress in kids and explore how to support them through challenging times.

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This webinar during Mental Health Awareness Month discusses how to identify and cope with challenges and how to seek help when needed.

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This webinar discusses coping mechanisms and other strategies designed to promote optimal well-being while engaged caregiving, either in your profession or for a loved one.

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This discussion explores effective techniques to bridge personality differences and find common ground to enhance communication and productivity.

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This webinar discusses how we relate to and support others, and shares strategies to bring more awareness to our emotional competencies and hone those skills.

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This webinar aims to help gain a better understanding of the effects of racial trauma, and learn how to better support those affected.

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This webinar explores future planning strategies to adapt to our changing environment and related stressors in the weeks and months ahead.

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The situation regarding coronavirus and COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, and Health Advocate is committed to providing up-to-date guidance. For the latest information and developments, please continue to check trusted resources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization.