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Commission on Aging offers advice to seniors

As the state gradually emerges from its COVID-19 restrictions, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability reminds older adults that they should continue to be vigilant about exposing themselves to the deadly coronavirus.

Older adults remain especially vulnerable to COVID-19. The data clearly indicates that older adults are much more likely to have serious complications if they become infected.

One of the chief ways the virus spreads occurs when it comes into contact with people’s hands.

Then, when people touch their mouths, noses or eyes, they become infected.

And those who come into contact with older adults — including family members, friends and service providers — must remember what everyone should continue to do:

Stay home if possible.

Wash your hands often.

Stay six feet away from others.

Wear a mask.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.