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- New self-isolation guidance for those aged 65 years or older, and those living with chronic health conditions. This guidance exempts individuals who work in essential services, such as hospital and health care workers, pharmacists, peace officers, firefighters, staff at skilled nursing facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly, and other essential workers:
- Remaining at home until further guidance is issued
- Continue with outdoor activities
- Practice social distancing, both in and outside the home
- Stay in touch with older residents by phone, email, or other on-line tools (like Skype and Facebook)
- Identify family, friends, neighbors and caregivers who can provide support
- Have over-the-counter medicines, prescription medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) on hand
- Have a plan for if you get sick
- Practice hand washing
- Use “respiratory etiquette,” such as covering a cough with a tissue or sleeve, and having tissues and no touch trash cans within reach
- Clean and disinfect homes to remove germs, and practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces with common cleaning supplies
For more details on the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance on self-isolation for older adults and those who have elevated risk, read the guidance document.