Guidelines from Ministry of Health & Wellness: Keeping Seniors Healthy during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease at higher risk of contracting COVID 19 and having poorer outcomes. This is likely because as people age, their immune systems change, making it harder for their body to fight off diseases and infection and because many older adults are also more likely to have underlying health conditions that make it harder to cope with and recover from infections.

The best way to prevent contracting COVID 19 is to avoid exposure. The recommendation for older persons include but is not limited to:

  • staying at home as much as possible
  • limiting close contact with others
  • washing hands often
  • cleaning and disinfecting your surrounding

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is urging the elderly population to follow the tips outlined here, stay calm, keep up to date and share facts not fear.