Coping With Corona Virus – It’s OK to Worry and Feel Exhausted

Apr 3, 2020Employee, Idealease, Industry News, News, Truck, Truck Driver Safety

With so much uncertainty around the corona virus and it’s real risks to our families and friends, it’s OK to have anxiety. It’s also OK to be exhausted. It’s natural to feel anxious, especially when there are so many Unknowns right now.

Many of our normal coping mechanisms are unavailable to us – happy hour at the bar, working out at the gym, socializing with family and friends.


  • It’s normal to feel anxious about safety for yourself, your family and friends.
  • Everyone has different ways of coping – and we’re all learning NEW ways to cope right now
  • Anger, grief and sadness are also common (normal!) feelings right now. 
  • It’s healthy to accept help!

Staying Healthy:

  • Follow advice from the CDC:
    • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, often.
    • Wipe down commonly used surfaces, often.
    • Stay away from people with symptoms

In Case You Need to Isolate! Be Prepared.

  • Stock up on cold medicines, pain relievers, a thermometer and tissues
  • Have broth, soup, comfort foods in the house
  • Make sure you have a plan if you or a family member needs to isolate

Easing Your Stress – a few ideas to curb your anxiety

  • Limit time you spend watching/consuming media (social media) related to Covid-19
  • Talk to someone
  • Reach out to your EAP (for Cumberland’s EAP resource, please reach out to your manager)
  • Eat healthy, get enough rest and exercise, relax, meditate
  • Stay in contact with family and friends (call, FaceTime, Zoom)

For more information please see the CDC website


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