Staying safe and coping with coronavirus (COVID-19)

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This advice is based on our medical staff and CDC guidelines about COVID-19. We update this site when new information is available. New information may also be available from the CDC.

Is this an emergency?

If you’re suffering from a life threatening condition, stop and call 911.

We’re here to help. Get practical tools and reliable advice to help you look after your own physical, emotional, and mental health, and to support others.

Mental health and COVID-19 

Do you feel unsafe or in danger at home?

Stop and call 911 when you or someone you know is in danger or needs to get to a safe space.

We understand home is not always safe. You are not alone. 

Don’t be afraid to get help if you need it, and to give help if you can. 

Get help for domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Crisis Text Line

  • Text HOME to 741741
  • Available 24/7 for victims of abuse and any other type of crisis

If you suspect child abuse

Get help for alcohol or substance overuse

If you are having thoughts of suicide

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Lifeline Crisis Chat

If you are grieving or have lost someone

National Helpline

  • Call 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • Available 24/7, 365-day-a-year for free, confidential treatment referral and information in English and Spanish

Talks and training with our health experts

Our experts are hosting live webinars to share information for protecting and improving your health during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

We know that dealing with the uncertainties and unfamiliar new routines in our daily lives can be difficult. 

Now is a great time to practice self care and use any extra hours in your day to focus on your wellbeing.  

Select the health topics that you want to hear more about and put them on your calendar on Wednesdays.

Register for upcoming July webinars

  • Home Office Ergonomics
  • Pregnancy Support during the Pandemic
  • Healthy Eating Hacks
  • Sessions will be recorded and posted on our COVID-19 webinars page

Wednesday in July starting 7/15 at 3PM ET/12PM PT

Ask Crossover about COVID-19

Do you have a question or concerns about COVID-19? So many people do! The vast number of news updates and sources can be confusing and overwhelming, so we’ve put together a Q&A session with Dr. Steve Nemirov. Join us for this informative session and bring your questions.

Making Sense of COVID-19 Testing

Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Megan Coffee will answer many questions about testing for the COVID-19 virus. She’ll simplify the current landscape of media reports which seems to change daily. What are the different types of tests? Can anyone get a test? Which ones are effective? How accurate are the results? Am I immune?

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating is a “non diet” approach to improve our relationship with food and to stop dieting for good. Through the ten principles of intuitive eating, we will teach you how to identify hunger and fullness cues and how to become more mindful when eating. Having a mind-body connection is something we all strive for positive health benefits.

Navigating Relationships during COVID-19 — Part 2 (Family & Friends)

The topic of relationships, especially in times of elevated uncertainty, is top of mind for many of us, so we thought it deserved two webinars. While the first relationship webinar focused on romantic relationships, this second webinar will cover our relationships with friends and family, as well as how to handle dating and loneliness.

Navigating Relationships during COVID-19 — Part 1 (Significant Other)

The turmoil caused by COVID-19 puts us outside of our comfort zones. Understandably, many of us are reacting to this anxiety which is creating problems in our relationships as partners, parents, and roommates. Nevertheless, this is an opportunity to strengthen our relationships. Learn from our behavioral health specialists how to navigate the stressors of the pandemic, how it affects our behaviors, and come out stronger on the other side.  

Coping with COVID-19

Dealing with the new realities of our world can be overwhelming and stressful for you and your loved ones. Hear how to maintain an appropriate balance and optimistic perspective while staying informed and healthy during COVID-19. 

Dealing with Digital Eye Strain

With increased hours working and social distancing at home, there is a high probability of added stress on your eyes. Eye strain from heavy electronic device use can cause headaches, fatigue, dry eyes and other symptoms. Join our optometrists to learn ways to reduce eye strain and prevent other effects while keeping a focus on healthy eyes.

Dealing with Grief in COVID-19: Loss, Resiliency and Hope

This webinar will guide you through the different types of grief we are collectively experiencing during this pandemic. We discuss the loss of safety, lifestyles, milestones (like graduations), and sadly, human lives. We identify healthy coping responses and resources as well as community support. Despite these times of uncertainty, we emphasize the strength of resilience and hope.

Healthy, Fit, and Sound at Home

While we are social distancing and limiting face-to-face contact, our Health Coaches have put together a session on how to maintain or incorporate physical fitness, establish balance at home, and make healthy food choices during this challenging time.

Meditation Nation

Connecting our mind and body in a disconnected time can help to create calmness for anxiety and depression—even binge eating and life transitions. Learn from our psychologist on the practice of meditation and mindfulness and its various roles for great health benefits.

New Approaches to Stress Reduction

When our Acupuncturists can’t be “hands on” they are still working with patients to help with self-care such as acupressure, explain how Traditional Chinese Medicine can be effective, and explore mind-body techniques for healing and restorative care. Learn effective stress reducers for the whole family to try together or for when you need some “me” time.

Setting Your Healthy Eating Goals

We know on top of everything else, you’re likely getting bombarded by ways to manage your weight, working out at home, and feeling the pressure to avoid the “COVID-15”. Let’s talk about this. Is now really the right time to address your weight? Does weight change always equal healthier? Our lead Health Coach will review some popular diets—Keto, Paleo, intermittent fasting—and the pros/cons of each to help you feel more confident about choosing a way of eating that feels right for you and your health goals, using well-researched behaviors that generally lead to better and sustainable health regardless of weight change.

Working from Home (ergonomics)

Our chiropractors give advice on how to set up your pain-free work station (i.e., not the couch), learn some posture hacks, get your recommended daily stretch breaks and take care of your musculoskeletal system—for you to feel your best as we make the best of our current situation.

Your Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Sleep is our body’s way of reenergizing. If you are getting poor sleep, which so many of us are during COVID-19, it can have a domino effect on your daily life with fatigue, mood swings, low concentration, high anxiety and unhealthy choices. Learn how to get better sleep for overall better health.

Staying fit with workouts at home

Join us in staying healthy while staying safe

Crossover is providing free at-home workouts with our certified trainers online for all ages and abilities. All are welcome.

We understand that being cooped up at home, although necessary at this time, can make us stressed out or inactive.

Regular exercise has direct stress-busting benefits and pumps up your brain’s feel-good hormones. It’s absolutely crucial for mental, emotional, and physical health, including boosting your immune system. 


Virtual Fitness Group Classes

With each of these live virtual classes, you’ll be working with some of the industry’s best trainers. You must sign up here to participate. All are welcome!

  • Yoga/Mobility Class (All Levels)–optimize your mobility, improve range of motion, and reduce stress!
    • Wednesday 7AM PDT / 10AM EDT
    • Fridays 12PM PDT/ 3PM EDT
  • Bodyweight-only HIIT Class (Beginner/Intermediate)–burn fat and add lean muscle without equipment!
    • Mondays 7AM PDT / 10AM EDT
    • Wednesdays 5PM PDT / 8PM EDT
  • Strength Class (Intermediate/Advanced)–maximize strength and improve athletic performance. For this class, equipment is highly recommended. Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email and a link to our recommended equipment kit for purchase on Amazon.
    • Tuesdays 12:30PM PDT / 3:30PM EDT
    • Thursdays 7AM PTD / 10AM EDT

Peace of mind

Anxiety disorders and COVID-19

It is important to get professional help or stay connected with your therapist.

Many people have found our online webinar Coping with COVID-19 with our head psychologist to be very helpful.

Feelings of anxiety take many forms and affect many people. For example, you may have been, or could be, diagnosed with panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Many people have found our online webinar Coping with COVID-19 with our head psychologist to be very helpful.

Most therapists will work with you by phone or video during COVID-19.

When COVID-19 makes you feel stressed

Recognize the signs of stress

Stress can cause symptoms like:

  • sadness, confusion, irritability, anger, uneasiness, and suicidal thoughts
  • lack of concentration, efficiency, and productivity
  • social withdrawal from others
  • interpersonal problems (like defensiveness, communication concerns)
  • sleeping problems (like insomnia, nightmares)

Staying up to date with information from reputable news sources like the CDC and the World Health Organization is important.

However, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the virus. It is important to manage what you can with the information you are provided but also release the need to control what you cannot.

It is a natural response to an external pressure that disrupts your equilibrium. Recognize your stress and do healthy things to reduce stress.

Get better sleep during COVID-19

We can’t control what’s happening in the world right now, but we can control our behaviors and take steps to prevent poor sleep.

Here are some daytime and nighttime tips to get better sleep. 

Daytime tips to help with sleep

  • Keep a consistent routine. Get up at the same time every day.
  • Get morning light. Light is the main controller of the natural body clock.
  • Exercise during the day helps improve your sleep quality at night.
  • Don’t use your bed as an escape. Stay out of bed during the day, and limit naps to 30 minutes.
  • Avoid caffeine late in the day.
  • Helping others may help with feelings of uncertainty or unease. 

Nighttime tips to help with sleep

  • Prepare for bedtime by shutting off the news and devices. Too much information can make it harder for your brain to turn off, and the light (even dim light) from devices may interfere with your body clock. 
  • Curl up with a book or listen to calm music.
  • Minimize alcohol intake. While you may think it helps you to fall asleep, it leads to more sleep problems at night.
  • Set a regular bedtime. Stick to your schedule.
  • Reduce stress. Try some slow breathing or yoga. Our online webinars have also helped our members to reduce stress and learn meditation.
  • Create a comfortable sleep environment. Sleep in a cool, dark, and quiet room.