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Americans should practice social distancing to slow the spread of infection
To slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Americans have been asked to practice social distancing (staying 6 feet away from other people), avoid going out in public, and avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more people.
These actions are not taken out of panic. They help slow the infection rate and reduce the number of people who get sick at the same time (“flatten the curve”).
This keeps health care systems from getting overwhelmed and helps severely ill people get the specialized care they need.
To protect your older adult, yourself, and those in your community, focus on learning the facts and following the CDC’s recommended prevention tips.
Here, we’ve gathered the latest news and research so you can easily see everything you need to know about coronavirus, how it affects seniors, and how to protect against it.
To get answers to top questions from caregivers, refer to our article: Coronavirus Senior Care Q&A.
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