Are you aware that older adults and people who have serious underlying medical conditions like chronic lung disease, serious heart conditions, and diabetes are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19? If your parent or another relative is an older adult or has a serious underlying medical condition, they should be aware of preparations to take:

  • Stay home if possible
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Take everyday preventive actions: wash hands often and avoid touching face, nose, and eyes
  • Have over-the-counter medicines, medical supplies (like tissues), and extra necessary prescriptions
  • Have extra household items and groceries on hand
  • Make a plan for what to do if they get sick
  • Routinely clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are touched often
  • Consult with their healthcare provider if they have symptoms of COVID-19

Learn more at cdc.gov/coronavirus