Stay healthy

Learn what we can all do to stay healthy. Find out how we can protect ourselves and others from infection. Understand who is at risk and what to do. Find the rules for your state.

Watch a video about staying safe from COVID-19

  • Watch a video in Amharic or in Hindi. Thank you to Kentucky’s Office of Globalization for these videos.

How to stay healthy

The two best things you can do to protect ourselves and others are to wash your hands and keep your distance from others. If we all work to stay healthy, we are helping everyone else too. Here is some more information about how to stay healthy.

Take care of yourself and your feelings

The coronavirus crisis is affecting everyone. Most people feel afraid, and many people feel alone. If you are new in the USA, it is even more difficult. You have to learn a different language and understand a different culture. Maybe your family is far away.

But refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers are also strong because of their experiences. Your close relationships can give you strength and support. Your spirituality or other things you care about can also keep you strong.

Are you afraid or in distress?

The CDC says that if you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with sadness, depression, or anxiety, or if you or they feel like you want to harm yourself or others, you should seek immediate help:

  • If you need immediate emergency help, call 911
  • Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline or call 1-800-985-5990 and TTY 1-800-846-8517 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence is violence done by a partner or a member of the family, at home. This violence has increased during the COVD-19 pandemic because people and families are spending more time at home. Most violence is against wives and partners. But children often see this violence, and they can be victims too.

Are you afraid of someone you live with?

It is difficult to get away to get help because everyone is together at home. But there are services to help you:

This information comes from trusted sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. USAHello does not give legal advice or medical advice, nor are any of our materials intended to be taken as legal or medical advice. Our health information has been reviewed by USAHello board member Tej Mishra, a US public health professional and epidemiologist.

Do you have more questions about how to stay healthy? You can [email protected].