In May this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared and end to the international COVID-19 public health emergency. Although the accute crisis is deemed "over," it's still important to stay up-to-date on the latest vaccination, social distancing, hand washing, and masking guidelines—especially to protect those who are most vulnerable.
Unvaccinated seniors are among the most at risk for showing symptoms and dying of COVID-19, the disease spread by the coronavirus. The CDC recommends getting fully vaccinated and staying current on new boosters as variants evolve.
As the world continues to work to slow the spread of this disease and its variants, your older friends, neighbors, and relatives are at risk for isolation and illness. Here are a few ways to help from a safe distance.