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Updates From Us on COVID-19

An update from us on COVID-19 (April 2, 2020):

Dear Friends & Supporters,

I hope this email finds you and your family well and staying healthy and safe. In response to the accelerating pandemic, a growing number of states have banned all nonessential activities and asked residents to stay home. Across the country, colleges and offices have gone entirely online, schools, gyms and restaurants are closed and nursing homes are barring visitors. As COVID-19 forces us to make significant modifications to our daily routines and schedules it is easy to let negative thoughts and feelings overcome you, that is our natural response. However, we are here today to offer you some support and tell you, you are not alone. The issue facing each and every one of us is how we manage and react to the stressful situation unfolding so rapidly in our lives and communities. We, at Atlantic General Hospital want to help you manage that stress and uncertainty. Below are some tools, tips and tricks to help you navigate these unprecedented times. We have identified and provided resources in eight different focus areas to help reduce stress.

  1. It is normal if you are feeling fearful or anxious about COVID-19. Here are 10 Tips to Reduce COVID-19 Anxiety
  2. For those of you who are new to working from home (WFH) - Here are 23 Essential Tips for Working from Home
  3. Telecommuting tools that may be of use – Working From Home Because of COVID-19? These Tech Ideas Can Make it Easier Tools and Services
  4. Finding a space for your home office – Tips for Setting up Your Home Office
  5. The unfolding of COVID-19 can be stressful and take a toll on your mental health. Now more than ever you need to be Coping and Caring for Yourself During COVID-19
  6. Yoga and at home exercising is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety. It can also enhance your mood and overall sense of well-being. Beginners’ Yoga Poses
  7. Looking to boost your mood, handle your emotions better, or build resilience? These 6 life-changing strategies can show you how. Building Better Mental Health
  8. Family Fun - Take a break from the news and media and enter 10 virtual museums and art gallery tours.

If you need additional information about the novel coronavirus as you protect yourself and those you love here's a link to our COVID-19 updates. We hope that these resources are helpful and provide you with piece of mind. Stay safe and be well.

Warmest Regards,

Michael A. Franklin, FACHE, President & CEO and Todd Ferrante, Foundation Board Chair