COVID-19 prevention and safety practices
Understanding the risks of creating a COVID-19 pod
Creating a COVID-19 pod (or bubble) of family, friends or colleagues has become a popular strategy for those who live alone or have close relationships with those outside their household. Learn how to mitigate risks.
Mental and physical health
Human Resources has many offerings to support your mental and physical health, including health screenings, weight-loss programs, nutrition counseling, mindfulness sessions and many mental health resources.
Podcast: Maintaining mental health
The latest episode of the “Show Me the Science” podcast focuses on the stresses that confront health professionals during a protracted pandemic — and what they can do to avoid burnout.
Telemedicine health clinic opens for employees
The Department of Emergency Medicine has opened a telemedicine urgent care clinic for Washington University employees and their dependents ages 18 and older who suffer from minor ailments and acute illnesses.
New primary care resource for employees
During the pandemic, the School of Medicine is striving to support employees and their families with timely, world-class care. A new service called WUCare offers primary care access to university employees in the Center for Advanced Medicine.
Ask the WashU Doctors: taking care of your health
In the latest “Ask the WashU Doctors,” Steven Lawrence, MD, MSc, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Cheri LeBlanc, MD, executive director of the Habif Health and Wellness Center, share advice about how to maintain your and your family’s health.
Laurie Punch discusses COVID-19 prevention
Dr. Laurie Punch, MD, associate professor of surgery, hosted a Facebook Live event on April 25 answering questions on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “I want you all to know how to stop the virus,” Punch said. “I want you ready and with the power to be able to act.”
Podcast: Preserving health during stay-at-home orders
In the School of Medicine’s podcast, Show Me the Science, Public health sciences expert Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, says those confining themselves to their homes can take steps to stay mentally and physically healthy.
Coping with COVID-19: Eight issues
HR provides resources for coping with COVID, and the Coping with COVID hotline (314-286-1700) has extended its hours to 8 am- 7 pm Monday through Friday.
HR resources to support you
Visit the HR website for resources to support your health, mental health, wellness, learning and financial wellbeing.
Talking with kids about COVID
If you are trying to figure out how to share information with your children without inducing more fear and anxiety, these expert tips can help.
HR Health and Wellness Resources
HR provides a number of health and wellness resources, including information on health care benefits, mental health and mindfulness.