Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person, which has affected people in many countries. Here are some resources to find more information.

The American Heart Association is advising caution and preparation for people who have heart disease or who have survived a stroke. Based on current information, it appears elderly people with coronary heart disease or hypertension are more likely to be infected and to develop more severe symptoms. Stroke survivors may also face increased risk for complications if they get COVID-19.

With the evolving impact of coronavirus in communities across the country, many Americans are facing new challenges keeping them from getting to the office, school, grocery store or gym. The American Heart Association has resources to help maintain a healthy lifestyle while at home.

As a science-based organization that cares about public health, the American Heart Association is following the most recent guidance available among leading global, national and local health authorities regarding our work-related events, meetings and gatherings. The health and well-being of our volunteers, members, staff and supporters is our No. 1 priority as our lifesaving mission and work continues.

Information for Health Care Professionals

More Tips to Stay Active and Eat Healthy

Physical activity at home

Shelf-Stable Healthy Eating

If you're  concerned about having healthy foods on hand while limiting your exposure to crowds, these heart-healthy recipes can all be made with shelf-stable ingredients such as:
  • Canned, frozen and dried fruits and vegetables (low or no salt and sugar options)
  • Canned meats like light tuna or white meat chicken (salt free), packed in water
  • Frozen chicken breast is safe for up to 1-year in a freezer set to zero degrees or below (store as air-tightly as possible to preserve maximum freshness)
  • Dried beans and legumes (or canned with no salt added)
  • Dried whole grains like brown rice and quinoa
  • Dried herbs and spices
  • Shelled eggs are safe 3-5 weeks and unopened egg substitute is safe up to 1 year in the refrigerator

Delicious heart-healthy recipes

Wellbeing / Dealing with Stress

Additional resources to find more information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & World Health Organization resources

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