As we are all making our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, below is information on ways to stay healthy and obtain resources that you may need to navigate this difficult time. 

If you are in need in of this information in Spanish, Kurdish, Arabic, Urdu, and many other languages, you can find the translated information here. 

Watch these videos on COVID Safety:

COVID PSA: How to protect yourself day to day by Dr. Abu Halimah Ahmad.

COVID PSA:  What to do if you have been exposed. by Dr. Abu Halimah Ahmad

COVID PSA: What to do if you think/do have covid by Dr. Abu Halimah Ahmad

How to take care of someone who has tested positive for covid by Dr. Abu Halimah Ahmad

Kurdish Video by Dr. Zaid Brifkani:  COVID-19 and Our Kurdish Community

State of Covid-19 in Nashville, November 18

COVID-19 Surge Update, Memphis, November 22



COVID-19 has a wide range of symptoms, but some are more common than others. Remember that symptoms can take up to 2-14 days to appear after exposure. Severity of symptoms will vary from case to case. The CDC website has a full list of reported COVID-19 symptoms, but some of the more common ones are listed here:

  • Fever and chills

    • Fever may fluctuate throughout the day 

  • Dry cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue 

  • Muscle and body aches

  • Sore throat

  • Diarrhea 

  • Nausea

  • New loss of taste or smell

If you would like to read more into the possible symptoms, click here

What to do if You Think You are Sick:

If you think you might be sick with COVID-19, the first thing to do is begin to quarantine yourself and limit exposure to the outside world. Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Many people have mild symptoms and can recover at home. Also call your doctor or a local health clinic, Urgent Care, Urgent Team, The Little Clinic, and CareNow. They will determine whether or not you should come in to receive care and testing or if you should stay home. 

If you begin to show severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion, bluish lips or face, or an inability to stay awake- Call 911 or your local emergency room! 

What to do if a Family Member is Sick:

Follow the same guidelines as above if a family member is sick. However, there are other ways to attempt to keep you and other healthy family members safe if someone you are close to or live with becomes sick. 

  • Limit outings and have a non-sick or low risk family member make errands

  • When you leave, use a face covering, such as a mask

  • Afterwards, use hand sanitizer or wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap before touching your face or others

  • Have only one family member provide care to the sick member

  • Open windows and use fans to circulate the air

  • Avoid touching the sick member

  • If you are sick, do not help prepare food 

  • If possible, use a curtain, cardboard, or some other divider to further separate person who is sick

  • If the sick member cannot use a separate bathroom, disinfect bathroom and other surfaces immediately after use

How to Keep Yourself Safe in Public:

  • When out in public, wear a face mask that covers both your nose and mouth 

  • Wash your hands in warm water and soap for twenty seconds frequently

  • Avoid touching your mouth, eyes, and face

  • Social distance by maintaining a 6ft distance from others

  • Bring hand sanitizer with you, if possible, to clean your hands immediately after visiting a public location

  • If possible, use transportation methods that limit your exposure to others such as driving yourself, walking, biking, etc.

    • If you must use public transportation, try following these guidelines

      • Limit touching other surfaces as much as possible and disinfect or clean your hands after doing so

      • Keep as much a distance from other passengers as possible

        • For example, skip a row of seats on the bus 

        • If possible, ask the driver to increase the air flow by opening windows

Resources to Navigate Everyday Life:

General Family Resources:

Resources for College Students:

Amidst the summer, as colleges are choosing to either go online or in-person, there comes the issue of financial aid and whether or not college will still be affordable amidst this global pandemic. You can reach out to your financial aid officers and these following links to be able to navigate around whatever barriers may arise within getting your education. 






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