Coronavirus (Covid-19): Take care of yourself infographic

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Take Care of Yourself

As the situation relating to COVID-19 unfolds, including news reports, travel restrictions, and concerns for your own and your loved ones’ health – people can experience a wide range of thoughts, feelings and reactions. It is important that you take care of yourself, and try to stay healthy.

Here are a few ways to stay healthy and informed:

  • Continue using the general precautions such as washing your hands often with soap and water, coughing or sneezing into your arm or a tissue, avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and self-monitoring for symptoms.
  • Eat well, drink lots of fluids, stay active (if well), and try to get enough rest and sleep. A healthy immune system is better equipped to fight a virus. If you have any concerns, consult your health care provider.
  • Consult credible sources such as ESDC's OHS iService page;; the COVID-19 Information Line at1-833-784-4397; or by email at
  • Seek support from EAP if you or a loved one is struggling or are feeling overwhelmed because of the COVID-19: 1-800-268-7708, or 1-800-567-5803 TTY

ESDC offers the following resources that can help and support you:

  • Specialized Ogranizational Services (SOS)
  • Peer Support Program (PSP)
  • LifeSpeak
  • Manager to Manager (M2M)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
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