As we monitor the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic it has become clear that the best way to protect the wellbeing of the public, and in particular older adults is to offer some insight on the resources currently available.
During this time of heightened awareness about public health and reducing risk of exposure for ourselves and those we care for, it’s very important for you to get information from trusted sources.
For this reason we ground our communications to you in verifiable news sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the California Department of Public Health.
What You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk
Public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are now urging older adults, especially those who already have health challenges, to “stay at home as much as possible” to reduce their risk of illness.
Whether you need to get supplies, groceries, or other items, there are ways to do so without putting yourself at risk. With this in mind, here are some tips and resources to help you stay safe and reduce your risk of illness.
Food And Grocery Delivery
We at Chateau La Jolla are doing our part by offering a complimentary concierge service. This service allows our residents to receive their groceries without putting their health at risk. Additionally, there are several stores that are now offering special hours to make sure those most vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic get supplies without worry.
Stores including Whole Foods, Target, Albertsons and others are now opening an hour early so older adults can shop without stress. However, depending on where you live the grocery store may be different. For example, those living in the Bay area might go to Safeway while those living in La Jolla use Albertsons.
For this reason we list the links of the stores below on the page that is specific to the special hours (simply click on the name of the store and you will be redirected to that page):
Stores With Special Hours:
For more on special hours in the greater San Diego area, read channel 7’s article by click here
Best Grocery Delivery
We’ve identified some grocery delivery options to help you get what you need during these stressful times.
Avoid Crowds & Rethink Daily Activities
Limiting contact with others is one way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect high-risk populations from infection. Public health experts also are advising that people wash their hands often and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Especially after you have been in a public place. For more on how to protect yourself, go to the CDC’s website by clicking here.
Take Every Precaution
Please take every precaution to keep yourselves and your family safe and healthy. Practice social distancing. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. And remember, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.