The news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is lightning fast, but some advice from expert organizations such as the CDC and WHO has remained consistent. Senior Planet has compiled a number of reliable information sources and basic tips for prevention, care and coping below. Check back here for updated resources.
It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the information from your Ministry of Health and / or DoH. Since this virus affects several states or provinces, 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 online for your state or province and & # 39; health department & # 39; or & # 39; public health department & # 39 ;.
For the latest information in your area, search online at your local health website.
How to prevent the spread of disease
Also worth noting: you can still get your flu shot – it's not too late. While the flu shot won't protect you from COVID-19, it will help prevent the flu, which has similar symptoms.
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Stay tuned on this page for updates and more additional resources from Senior Planet.
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