Please help us keep the most vulnerable population, our seniors, safe during this time. Seniors and people with a history of heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes are at the highest risk for COVID-19.

There is no need to panic, so please stay calm. Complying with the following information will help us all stay as healthy as possible over the upcoming weeks.

Stay home unless absolutely necessary. Get meals delivered. The Buffalo Senior Center will continue to provide Home Delivered Meals at this time, please contact the Buffalo Senior Center if you are in need of meals.

Avoid Restaurants and public places. Consider Delivery or carryout. Multiple restaurants in Buffalo are offering to carry out.

Get groceries delivered if possible. If you do need to go out, wash your hands, keep your distance from others. Wash your hands frequently.

Have at least two months of medication available if possible. Contact your healthcare provider to make sure you have refills. Also, check to see if your pharmacy has the capability of mailing medications to your house.

Stay in touch with others through phone calls, video calling, etc. Do not meet in groups at other places as this defeats the purpose of social distancing.

If you become sick, stay home, and please contact health care providers. Call the clinic at 307-684-2228 or the hospital 307-684-5521. DO NOT show up to the emergency room or clinic without first calling so they can appropriately designate the best course of action at this time.

If you develop a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or chest pains, please seek medical attention.

Have a plan to have another caregiver available if yours becomes sick. Stay in touch with a healthcare provider regarding symptoms. Stay in touch with family, friends, by phone or email.

This may seem to be many precautions but we MUST do all we can to protect each other and particularly those who are high risk. Our seniors are likely the most at-risk people in the country.

For more information please visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

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