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Self-Care for Employees

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In these unprecedented times, the Office of Human Resources Management is committed to providing our employees with guidance and encouragement.

While we remain devoted to faith and service—living a life beyond ourselves—we know that your physical, emotional and spiritual good health will help us navigate unchartered territory in the months ahead. Take steps to protect yourselves, your families and our community—and help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Additionally, working collaboratively, the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer has developed this one-page resource guide for those interested in learning about the Black Lives Matter Movement, racial inequality and racialized violence, and communal responses toward action and healing.

Caring for Your Whole Person

When you take care of your health, you’ll be mentally and physically ready to care for others. Get ample sleep, exercise regularly and nourish your body by eating healthy, well-balanced meals and drinking plenty of water.

Review our 7 tips for working remotely for more details.

Learn more about free meals in NYC or a special offer for bottled water delivery service to your home.

Attend a virtual wellness event, such as yoga or a nutrition consultation.

Need more guidance?

As a Fordham employee, you have access to expert advice and other resources to help manage your overall well-being throughout your work and personal life.

Managing Anxiety During Stressful Times

Fears created by the evolving COVID-19 situation are real. We found a few tips to help you keep the stress at bay:

  • Find trusted sources of information and follow them. Trying to read every news source will leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. This CDC page has lots of good information.
  • Connect with friends and family members. Whether you’re self-isolating or social distancing, being stuck at home creates challenges. Be sure to talk to your loved ones regularly to share how you’re doing.  


  • Take breaks. Make time to unwind and focus on yourself. Try taking in deep breaths and doing activities you usually enjoy.
  • Ask for help you need it. If stress impacts your daily life for several days or weeks, talk to a counselor, doctor or clergy member. You can also contact SAMHSA’s helpline at 1-800-985-5990. Optum is also offering a free emotional support line at 1-866-342-6892.

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Helpful Links:

How Fordham is Responding
Coronavirus FAQs for Fordham Employees
Fordham University Coronavirus Updates
Additional Employee Information

Resources for Fordham Employees
MetLife - Life Works 

For Enrolled UHC Members
UnitedHealthcare Care24
UnitedHealthcare Virtual Medical Visits
UnitedHealthcare Virtual Behavioral Health Visits 

Work-from-Home Assistance
Telecommuting Options and Remote Office Instructions
Work-from-Home Best Practices

Best Resources for COVID-19 News and Updates
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
New York Department of Health
NYC | Health

Have a question or need support? Email HR

For more information about COVID-19, including latest updates and advice on how to protect yourself and your family, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.