Care & Connect
While we all continue to adjust to the new normal, experts agree the transition from coronavirus pandemic to endemic is likely inevitable. But we are not there yet. Getting there will take time and despite vaccines and boosters being widely available, future surges in coronavirus variants may also occur. You can count on the Arthritis Foundation to help you sort through the confusion, keep you posted on breaking developments and connect you with others for support. See our topics below.
As news continues changing about the pandemic and preventive measures to take, read frequently asked questions answered by experts.Learn More
Find advice and tips for managing your arthritis during the pandemic, ways to cope with anxiety and how to care for your child’s and family’s physical and mental health, among other topics.Learn More
COVID Webinars & Podcasts
Learn about living with arthritis and what you can do to improve your life. These webinars, podcasts, e-books and more can make a world of difference. Find something to help you in your own journey.Learn More
Live Yes! Podcast
Episode 52: COVID Two Years Later
Learn what we now now know about COVID-19 and how it affects the arthritis community, including disease severity and outcomes, vaccine effectiveness, risk factors for long COVID, treatments and more. Also, learn what experts predict about the future of the pandemic, including when restrictions can loosen and how the daily living might evolve.Listen Now
Fourth Booster Vaccine Recommended for Immunocompromised
A CDC advisory committee has recommended that certain people who are immunocompromised receive a fourth mRNA vaccine shot for COVID, including some rheumatology patients being actively treated with certain medications. Learn more in our latest FAQs.
CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated IndividualsGiven the rise of the Omicron and Delta variants in the U.S., what can you safely do if you’ve been fully vaccinated? Learn what precautions you should take for travel, indoor gatherings and more. Read more.
ACR COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical GuidanceThe ACR’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance Task Force developed recommendations for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Read them here.
Back to School & COVID
It’s daunting — going back to school with still so much uncertainty around us. Know your educational rights and what you can do.Learn More
Something we all need these days is connecting with others who deal with similar challenges. Our Live Yes! Online Community and Connect Groups can get you started.Learn More
Manage Pain With Vim
Despite the pandemic, you can take control of your arthritis pain with Vim, the app that helps you set achievable goals, find support and connect with others who understand what you’re going through.Learn More
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