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Nursing homes and long-term care facilities — whose residents are at the highest risk of being affected by COVID-19 — have banned outside visitors, including volunteers and non-essential healthcare personnel, per federal recommendations. 

And while limiting contact with others is one way to slow the spread of the virus and protect high-risk populations from infection, public health experts also are advising every day actions that people can take to reduce their risk of infection, such as frequent handwashing and disinfecting high-touch surfaces. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks. 

 

Stock up on supplies 

Older Americans and adults who routinely take medications should make sure they have “adequate supplies” on hand, Messenger said — enough to last two weeks to a month. 

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