Last updated May 26, 2020 at 6:21 p.m.

Each resource below is listed in order of usefulness for given topic and assessed for readability using a SMOG algorithmic tool by WebFX as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

COVID-19 and Mental Health

NC AHEC offers a tip sheet for patients looking for guidance on how to identify and cope with feelings of stress related to the pandemic.

  • English, Spanish (coming soon)
  • Approximately 6th grade reading level
  • Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.3

How to Don/Doff PPE

NC AHEC offers a tip sheet to educate patients on the proper procedures for wearing, removing, and maintaining personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • English, Spanish
  • Approximately 5th grade reading level
  • Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.2

Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines for Patients

NC AHEC offers a tip sheet to educate patients on the differences between isolation and quarantine and when to ask their health care provider for help.

  • English, Spanish
  • Approximately 6th grade reading level
  • Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.1

Resources on Quarantine 

Home quarantine guidance for close contacts to coronavirus (COVID-19) from the LA Department of Public Health

  • Approximately 6th grade reading level
  • Flesh-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.7

How to Self-Monitor During Quarantine from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS)

  • Approximately 6th grade reading level 
  • Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.9

Cleaning and Disinfecting your home: Everyday Steps and Extra Steps When Someone Is Sick from the CDC

  • Approximately 5th grade reading level
  • Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.5

Resources on Isolation 

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick from the CDC

  • Approximately 5th grade reading level
  • Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.8

COVID-19: What to do if you feel sick from NC DHHS

  • Approximately 5th grade reading level
  • Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 98

10 ways to manage respiratory symptoms at home from the CDC

  • Approximately 5th grade reading level
  • Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.5
  • May need to be supplemented with more specific instructions on management skills

References

Ryu JH, Yi PH. Readability of spine-related patient education materials from leading orthopedic academic centers. Spine (Philadelphia, Pa. 1976). 2016;41(9):E561-E565. 

Why is Using Telehealth Important During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

View this video from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) for more information.

Telehealth FAQ for Patients

This FAQ provided by NC AHEC Practice Support addresses common questions from patients regarding telehealth visits.