Professor Forman

Risk reduction for:
Elderly or high risk family member
contracting Covid-19

  1. Older Adults are at Higher Risk: 8 out of 10 deaths have been adults 65 years and older
  2. Limit contact with others; especially those who are sick
  3. Wash your hands often — for a least 20 seconds
  4. Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  5. Don’t touch your face
  6. Grocery shopping no more than once a week (wear mask)
  7. Physical distancing — keep space between yourself and others
  8. Grocery store delivery service e.g. Instacart, Walmart delivery
  9. Remove clothing and shower immediately upon arrival at home from grocery shopping
  10. Develop a Care Plan before you get sick
  11. Ask your health care provider about extra medications to have on hand

We welcome your comments below about these alternatives as well as suggestions for others to add to this list.

Doctors Without Borders Facts and Figures about COVID-19
Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Resources for Response to COVID-19
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


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