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During the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, many Californians are experiencing increased stress, anxiety and feelings of isolation. Here, find trusted resources to support physical, social, and financial wellness.

Physical Wellness

Physical and mental well-being are ever important during this crisis. Experts recommend 60 minutes of exercise a day, even if it is not all at once. A few ways to start small include:

  • Standing up every hour.
  • Making time for stretch breaks.
  • Taking short walks when you can.

CDA also recommends the following resources for guidance and support for your mind and body:


Enjoy a guided meditation app from 10 Percent Happier or Headspace

Learn about the science of meditation from Mindful

Get tips for calming your anxiety from Ten Percent Happier


Get ideas getting kids to exercise at home from Go Noodle

Find resources on yoga, meditation and other wellness topics from


Watch the Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Achor: Ted Talk

Social Wellness

“Social distancing” may be required, but humans need connections with family, friends and colleagues, even if it is 6 feet away. Make an extra effort to have virtual coffee or happy hours and spend time with family. These resources will help you stay connected:

Staying connected

Join your neighbors and connect to your community with the Nextdoor App

Connect face-to-face with a free account and host up to 40 minute long chats with

Coping with Isolation

Read suggestions on coping with isolation from Northwestern University

Get practical advice for anyone coping with isolation from AARP

Staying Resilient

Get tips on mental clarity from Harvard Business Review

Learn strategies to increase resilience from UC Berkeley

Financial Wellness

During the shelter-in-place order, CDA members and colleagues in dentistry are experiencing financial stress and anxiety. CDA and many of its Endorsed Services partners have resources to support your financial well-being:

CDA Endorsed Services

Bank of America has payment deferral and advice for small businesses.

Common Bond provides information on student loan relief included in the CARES act.


Watch CDA webinars for information on financial support provided through the CARES Act and advice on managing your portfolio.

Expert Advice

Get the Forbes COVID-19 Financial Survival Guide

Learn how to manage your personal finances during economic uncertainty from Moneywise

State and Federal Resources

The California state government has developed resources to support residents in managing stress and anxiety during the pandemic:

Addiction Support

The “shelter-in-place” orders may cause additional stress and anxiety that make managing addiction more difficult. Visit these trusted organizations for support with addiction during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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