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Wellness

Health and Safety - University-wide COVID-19 Information

For the health and safety of all members of the Rutgers community, it is important to adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to prevent getting sick and what to do if you are sick. Please visit the Health and Safety section of the University-wide COVID-19 Information website.

COVID-19 Psychological Services Network

In response to COVID-19, the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) will offer phone and telepsychology services to help members of our community obtain short term supportive therapy or facilitate referral to therapists in our network.

If you need to speak with someone about how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted you, please go to the COVID-19 Psychological Services Network website and complete an online referral form.


Employees are encouraged to participate in activities that promote wellness while telecommuting. This includes physical, emotional and social well-being.

Examples of activities that promote wellness:

  • Eat healthy
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Maintain exercise routine or activity from home, or outside where possible
  • Take a lunch break and short breaks throughout the day
  • Maintain regular sleep schedule
  • Have frequent team check-ins
  • Encourage video collaboration and multiple channels to communicate often
  • Consider mindfulness, breathing or meditation apps such as Calm or Headspace
  • Take breaks from watching the media coverage
  • Ask for help if you feel overwhelmed

Explore the resources below to promote wellness and minimize the stress that we are all dealing with during these unprecedented times.

Physical Wellness

  • Ten Exercises at Home: Keeping your body moving and being physically fit is not only a great distraction but improves your overall health at the same time.
  • 10 Minute Standing Yoga: Take 10 minutes to improve your fitness and flexibility.
  • Healthy Recipes: Explore these recipes to create healthy, nutritious, satisfying meals.
  • Virtual Fitness Classes: Recreation is offering in person and online fitness classes, on demand fitness classes personal training and Exercise is Medicine On Campus coaching.
  • Why Sleep Now Matters More Than Ever: Ted Talk focused on why a good night's sleep has perhaps never been more important.

Mental Wellness

Staying at Home