The closure of the Williams College campus has caused a flood of emotions among our students, faculty and staff. Our faculty are actively committed to providing students with the best possible learning experience and are using the coming weeks to develop skills and strategies to help students achieve our learning goals. Professors will be in contact with students regarding specific classes.
More important at this point, however, is self-care and safety. Below are several resources that you may find useful as you adapt to new conditions.
Williams COVID-19 response. This link will take you to the most up-to-date information regarding how the College is responding to COVID-19.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here you can find information from the CDC as to symptoms, preparation, what to do if you are sick, and how to protect yourself. Particularly useful may be their recommendations concerning Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 as well as Managing Anxiety and Stress.
Tips on Coping with Stress & Uncertainty. Recommendations from the American Psychological Association on how to cope with psychological stress and uncertainty.
Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe. This link from the APA describes some of the psychological consequences of social distancing, as well as recommendations for coping with those challenges.
Youtube Video of Dr. David Price, front-line physician in NYC, with information about Covid-19 and ways of minimizing risk.
Seven crucial research findings that can help people deal with COVID-19
Resources for Resilience