Older people are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 which may result in increased stress during a crisis.

Concerned older adult should speak with their health care provider and have daily communication with family and loved ones during this crisis.

For more information regarding guidelines and precautions for older adults, please click here to visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC.


COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases like COVID-19. In general, COVID-19 causes a respiratory illness that ranges from mild to severe, though for some it can be deadly. Symptoms usually start 2 to 14 days after someone gets infected. They may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and pneumonia. 

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