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Local health officials are reminding residents to check on their older friends and family members, and promoting resources for those in the senior population to stay healthy and engaged during the pandemic.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said not only are our older community members more vulnerable to severe symptoms and outcomes if they contract the COVID-19 virus, they can also be more socially isolated given the lifestyle changes we’ve all made, which can affect mental health.
“It’s up to all of us to reach out and check in with our older friends, family and neighbors” she said. “Calling is a simple thing to do and it as important to the safety and well-being of our community members as all of the prevention efforts we use every day.”
Resources for seniors and caregivers that are available online and in-person with physical distancing measures include:
For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 707-441-5000.
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