Health, Family & Home Helping you and your family THROUGH COVID-19

Maintaining physical distancing can be stressful for individuals and families. UF Health and University of Florida experts have provided a variety of resources to help promote physical and mental wellness at home; maintaining a clean home to prevent exposure; answers to your questions about food safety; and ways to educate, engage and entertain children.

Maintaining Well-Being

UF COllege of medicine wellness

Resources for Well-Being

Dr. Lisa Merlo Greene of the Wellness Program in the College of Medicine has put together a list of wellness resources available online, including entertainment, exercise, meditation resources, religious services, and more.

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UF Psychiatry

2 Minute Resilience Resets

These daily 2 minute sessions will include focused breathing to stimulate the soothing part of the nervous system, and a practical tip from resilience science to help you maintain your stability in these difficult times.


Communicating with Older Adults in a Health Crisis

Communication tips to help families and friends of older adults protect—and respect—their elders during the coronavirus pandemic.


Managing Stress During a Pandemic

Strategies for coping with and mitigating stress during this uncertain time.

managing Finances and households


Cleaning and Disinfecting

IFAS has a number of guides of household cleaners and tips on how to properly clean and disinfect your household to minimize the chances of exposure.


Food Safety and Preparation

Guides on COVID-19 and grocery / takeout food safety, pantry prep, and general food safety tips.


Financial Counseling

UF/IFAS Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) agents are ready to help you and your family make the best financial decisions for your financial stability and wellbeing.


Stimulus Checks:

Tips and FAQs on how to use the extra funds your stimulus checks will provide.

CHILDREN’S Resources


Families with kids

Resources for keeping kids engaged and entertained during the COVID-19 response.

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College of Education

Home-Based Educational Activities

Resources from the College of Education’s Anita Zucker Center, CEEDAR Center, Lastinger Center and the UF Literacy Institute.

UF Literacy Institute

Parent Resource Hub

This collection of web-based language and literacy resources was compiled and curated by UFLI faculty and graduate students.


Dyslexia Resource Hub

This collection of dyslexia resources was compiled and curated by faculty and doctoral students at the University of Florida Literacy Institute.

IFAS / Florida Sea Grant

Bite-Sized Science

This webinar series promotes healthy oceans and coastlines with education on fisheries, coastal habitats, sustainability and aquaculture.

IFAS / 4-H

Embryology Science

A video series documenting the 21-day development cycle of a chicken egg.


Virtual Field Trips

Virtual field trips with Professor Kevin Folta on horticultural topics.


Educational Programming Schedule

WUFT’s educational programming schedule, PBS learning sites.

Cade Museum


STEAM activities for students.


Disney Imagineering in a Box

Imagineering in a Box is a free, online educational curriculum available through Khan Academy. Lessons compile expertise of Disney Imagineers from hundreds of career disciplines around the world to share with learners of all ages.


Disney Animals on Disney Now

An educational and informative look at some of the majestic animals in our care at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Each video is approximately 2 minutes in length and free to access.


Draw Mickey Mouse at Home

A complete series of how-to tutorials on drawing Mickey Mouse through the years for the budding artist in your life.