The past several weeks have marked an unprecedented time in our history. Many of us find ourselves working remotely, sheltering-in-place, and socially distanced from our friends, our family, and our peers and colleagues.

There are also many who are working on the front lines serving those who are unwell, fighting this virus, and searching for a cure.

During this time, it is critical that we are armed not just with toilet paper, but with resources to facts and information; that we keep our cool and sense of humor, as well.

As such, Women In Healthcare shares with you this special edition of LeadHERship. Below, you’ll find a column filled with Resources and Information to keep you informed and help you remain productive. You’ll also find a column with some Light-Hearted Distractions to help bring a smile and keep you sane.

We look forward to coming together again at the end of all of this stronger and more united. Together, we’ll get through this.

Be well.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC offers free resources including video, fact sheets, and posters.

World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

COVID-19: A History of Coronoavirus – The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has led to mass conference cancellations, travel restrictions, social distancing, and other unprecedented prevention measures. How did we get to this point?

How to Set Up A Healthy Home Workspace – Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Experts from the Texas A&M Ergonomics Center offer advice for creating a comfortable and efficient workspace.

How to deal with your kid ‘colleagues’ during coronavirus shutdowns – It’s a challenging time for parents, but experts say that might be a good thing.

7 Simple Ways to Stay Focused when Working From Home – The right mindset and these tips will make all the difference.


10 Positive Updates on the COVID-19 Outbreaks from Around the World

Metropolitan Opera to Offer Up ‘Nightly Met Opera Streams’ – In an effort to continue providing opera to its audience members, the Met Opera will host ‘Nightly Met Opera Streams’ on its official website to audiences worldwide.

“Go Home!” – Mel Brooks and son Max share a comedic PSA on the coronavirus.

40 of the Funniest Coronavirus Jokes to Lift Up Your Spirits During Self-Isolation – Humor is a useful tool in helping to cope with cabin fever during a lockdown. Jokes, memes, and funny one-liners engage people remotely and create a sense of social belonging.

Take Care of Yourself – Online Workouts you can do at home to ease social distancing.

Feeling Stressed? Here are some calming tips for you, based on your Myers-Briggs Personality Type.

Beachbody Kids Workouts (not just for kids!) – With schools out and no formal recess, these workouts can make family fitness fun and a part of your daily routine.