COVID FATIGUE RESOURCES

Resources addressing major themes we heard from Medical School faculty, staff, trainees and students during listening sessions are addressed on this page, grounded in diversity, equity and inclusion. COVID Fatigue Executive Summary.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPLEMENT FOR OURSELVES & WITHIN TEAMS:

  • Team leaders
    • Ask what flexibility is needed.
    • Focus expectations on core missions; delay non-essential new initiatives.
    • Ensure faculty/staff utilize time away.
    • Empower teams to implement ‘no meeting’ days or zones or ‘no zoom’ days if helpful.
  • Adjust schedules and expectations for caregiving obligations.
  • Meeting maximums: 20 or 45 min; leave time for breaks.
  • Consciously plan time for emails and response time.
  • Take meeting notes and share afterward; use alternative methods to make decisions. Stay inclusive.

Follow Dr. Katie Lingras on Twitter for guidance on early childhood development and resources for keeping kids occupied at home.

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This page’s resources, as well as system-wide efforts to address COVID fatigue, were developed by U of M and M Physicians Human Resources, Finance, Communications and Information Technology teams, the Minnesota Resilience Action Plan (MinnRAP), and Dr. Katherine (Katie) Lingras, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.