The news on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is moving at lightning speed, but some advice from expert organizations like the CDC and WHO has remained consistent. Senior Planet has rounded up some reliable sources of information and basic tips for prevention, care, and coping below. Check back here for updated resources.
It’s also a good idea to keep tabs on information from your state Department of Health and/or county DoH. As this virus hits different states or counties, local health officials are likely to hold press conferences with locally relevant information or instructions; their websites may also contain good information. You can find yours by searching for your state or county and ”department of health” or ”department of public health” online.
For the latest information in your area, search online for your local department of health website.
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Also worth noting: you can still get your flu shot—it’s not too late. Although the flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19, it will help prevent the flu, which has similar symptoms.
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- Center for Disease Control and Prevention – What You Should Know
- World Health Organization – Advice for the Public
- AARP – Coronavirus Facts
- Federal Trade Commission – Combating Coronavirus Scams
- CDC – Coronavirus Testing Centers
Stay tuned to this page for updates and more additional resources from Senior Planet.
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