COVID-19: What older adults need to know

Here are the important steps you should take to protect yourself from COVID-19. The CDC has several tips that all people with Medicare can do to stay healthy.

The CDC recommends that you:

  • Stay home if possible.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Avoid all cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • Contact your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 or if you are sick.

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If you do need to see your doctor, please call them first. They may be able to use telehealth services for common office visits, mental health counseling, and preventive health screenings.