Stay healthy for older adults

Precautions and activities for anyone over 60 during the coronavirus outbreak.

What to do

Coronavirus is serious

COVID-19 or “Coronavirus” is a serious illness that poses serious risks for older adults 60 years and older. 

You may be vulnerable

Older adults and people with pre-existing health conditions are vulnerable populations and may be at higher risk for COVID-19 coronavirus. 

Know the symptoms

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath 

If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your medical provider immediately. 

Your loved ones need you healthy! Take precautions today to ensure your health tomorrow. 

Reduce your risk

There are easy steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting sick, and these are important to remember. 

Do not gather with or visit others. While hopefully temporary, it is an important step to take to protect yourself and your family’s health. 

Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Avoid touching your face.

Make sure you have a supply of all essential medications.

Try alternatives to shaking hands, like a wave.

Activities for older adults

Keep busy at home. If you find yourself making fewer outings, there are many things to do at home:

For home care providers

If you have a home care provider, the San Francisco Department of Public Health has this guidance on Protecting Home Care Providers and Clients from COVID-19.

Last updated March 26, 2020