COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Alert from HR -Real Appeal-Make a Commitment to Your Health

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Improve your Health with Real Appeal

Improve Your Health with Real Appeal

During this COVID-19 outbreak, your health is of the utmost importance.  What better time to consider enrolling in Real Appeal, an online weight loss program that can help you improve your health one step at a time. Get the support you need to put your health first, now available to you and eligible family members at no additional cost as part of your UHC health benefits plan.

Get Started

Real Appeal can help you reach your personal health goals by providing:

  • A Transformation Coach who leads online group sessions.
  • Online tools to help you track your food, activity and weight loss progress.
  • A Success Kit with food and weight scales, recipes, workout DVDs and more - shipped to your door.
    Real Appeal Members
    Real Appeal members who attended 4 or more sessions during the program lost 10 pounds on average. Talk to your doctor before starting any weight loss program.
    Start your transformation with Real Appeal today at, have your health insurance ID card accessible during enrollment. For the best experience, access Real Appeal from your own device.
    Real Appeal is offered at no additional cost to members as part of their City of Tampa medical benefits plan, subject to eligibility requirements.
    All COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Alerts from HR are also on the internet at Employees Guide.
    Visit the City of Tampa Corona Disease (COVID) Information Website for details, frequently asked questions, and information on resources.
    Other Things You Need to Know
    Watch for symptoms
    Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Practice social distancing

Keeping away from persons as much as possible can protect you and others.  Try to keep a distance of 6 feet from those you are interacting with and avoid handshakes and other touching.

If you have symptoms?

Contact your primary care physician or the patient access center for the City Wellness Centers immediately.  Your physician will advise you on next steps, including whether you need to be tested.  Avoid going directly to your physician so that other persons are not infected.

If you are sick with Corona Virus symptoms, stay home except to get medical care

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
  • Avoid public areas: Do not go to work, school, or other public areas.
  • Avoid public transportation including ride-sharing and taxis.
  • Stay away from others, even within your own home.

Steps you can take in your home or workplace

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If unable to wash hands use hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol content
  • Sanitize tables and counters at home, workstations on the job, door handles, and phones
  • Many City worksites have hand-sanitizer stations and access to wipes.  Ask your supervisor.


Visit the City of Tampa Corona Disease (COVID) Information Website for details, frequently asked questions, and information on resources.