Prioritizing Well-Being: Tools to Help Employers and Employees Reduce Anxiety and Stay Connected During COVID-19

Employee health and well-being is suffering due to the effects of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Below are tools and resources to help employers and employees maintain optimal health and well-being during these uncertain times.  

This toolkit will be updated regularly as new information and resources become available. For additional information about regional tools and resources, visit the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 website.

Promoting Safety and Keeping Your Workforce Calm

Studies have shown that leaders, in particular, have a special role reducing employee anxiety. Here are five steps to effectively communicate with employees through this crisis. Read more.

Along with sharing the basic communication on the precautions your company is taking, it is also important to help reduce employee fears. Read more.

The Chamber will be hosting a COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall Series, with regular guest speakers, to help businesses prepare for the impact of the virus. Read more.

Morale is rapidly declining as many fear for their lives. In addition, they’re overwhelmed with the change to their normal routine due to children being home and warnings becoming more urgent for the elderly. Here are three ways employers can reduce panic and keep employee morale up during the coronavirus outbreak. Read more.


Stress Management

Keeping up with the news these days can be extra anxiety-inducing. Henry Ford’s LiveWell blog lists strategies for overcoming coronavirus-related insomnia. Read more.

Finances may be tight among much of the workforce loses hours due to social distancing. Here are ways your company can create a supportive wellness program for employees. Read more.


Staying Connected

It is important now, more than ever, to continue to stay connected with friends, family, and coworkers through digital platforms. This will have a positive impact on your mental health and overall well-being. Read more.

Loneliness is an already complicated and pervasive issue among seniors, and it can have serious impacts on their health and well-being. Wellthy shares how we can keep our loved ones healthy, safe and connected. Read more.

Up-to-date resources, guides, and information to help keep your family safe during this global pandemic. Read more.

Social distancing and isolation can be dangerous if people don’t work to maintain their connections with others. It is imperative to cultivate relationships outside the home, even if you can’t see them face-to-face. Read more.


Maintaining Productivity

Working remotely can be difficult for some, but there are ways to increase productivity and improve productivity levels overall. Read more.

Turns out work-from-home employees work a true full-shift (or more) versus being late to the office or leaving early multiple times a week and found it less distracting and easier to concentrate at home. Read more.

Researchers found that working from home not only benefits employees by eliminating their daily commutes, it also increases productivity and leads to healthier lifestyles. Read more.