COVID-19: What You Need to Know

How Health Advocate can help

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Depending on the solutions you have with Health Advocate, this may include talking about CDC recommendations, helping locate care, explaining coverage and benefit resources, calming fears, discussing your health concerns, and more.

Things are moving quickly with the COVID-19 pandemic. During this challenging time, our goal is to help you, your employees, and their families 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

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.