Tips and tricks

This unprecedented situation requires all of us to adapt our daily routine and our way of living.  To support you in that change, CAE has gathered informative and fun tools to give you everyday tips and tricks. This page will be updated regularly, so don’t hesitate to send your ideas to so that we feature them here! 


Basic precautions prescribed globally

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Make sure to stay home if you are feeling sick.   

Information from the <em>World Health Organization (WHO)</em>


Q&A on COVID-19

The WHO is continuously monitoring and responding to the outbreak and updating its Q&A accordingly. Read the latest answers on their website.


COVID-19: Myth busters

There is a lot of information out there, but it’s not all accurate.
Read the WHO’s myth busters to better differentiate what is and what isn’t.


While most people are looking for hand sanitizer or disinfectant spray, water and soap actually remain the best option to protect you and your family from COVID-19! If, however, you’re looking for disinfectant spray and hand sanitizer and find yourself empty-handed at the store, here are the ingredients and methods to follow to make your own.  

*Please wear gloves and eye protection in a reasonably ventilated area when preparing the solutions. 

Disinfectant spray

• 1/3 cup bleach
• 4.5 L (1 gallon) water
1. Dilute the bleach into the water.

2. Pour the solution into a spray container.

Hand sanitizer

Ingredients Directions
• 2/3 cup 91% isopropyl alcohol
• 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
1. In a mixing bowl, stir isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel together until well blended.

2. Optional: Add 8-10 drops of scented essential oil.

3. Stir to mix ingredients.

Safe grocery shopping

How to stop your glasses from fogging up when you wear a mask

  1. Wash the lenses with soapy water
  2. Seal the mask
  3. Make sure the mask fits well
  4. Adjust your glasses
  5. Try de-fogging products
  6. Breathe downward
  7. Check out anti-fog lenses

Click here to learn more about the 7 ways to avoid foggy glasses :

Isolation and mental health

Understanding stress

Neuroscience researchers at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress (Université de Montréal), explain that there are four common sources of stress for everyone, which can be remembered by the acronym N.U.T.S: 

NoveltySomething new you have not experienced before
UnpredictabilitySomething you had no way of knowing would occur
Threat to the egoYour competence as a person is called into question
Sense of controlYou feel you have little or no control over the situation

When we are experiencing all four of these elements at once, this is what we call acute stress.

Stress is a normal biological response. Throughout history, it’s what allowed us to build enough stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) to “fight or flight” when facing danger. It is therefore normal to feel stressed in the current situation. Take a look at the resources below to see possible ways of coping with stress.

An astronaut’s guide to self-isolation

Socializing while social distancing

At work, we have different tools that help us stay in touch with our team. How about tools outside of work? Here are some resources to help you stay in touch with family and friends while at home.

Apps to stay connected



Never use your work devices to access these apps. Always keep in mind our cybersecurity guidelines.


Balancing work and kids at the same time can be challenging, but luckily there are plenty of tools to help us handle the situation.

Wellness Break