Nursing homes and senior center prepare for coronavirus outbreak

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Local nursing homes and senior centers are doing what they can to keep residents safe in wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people over the age of 65 or who have underlying medical conditions are the most at risk to catch the coronavirus.

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Simple things like washing hands, using sanitizer and cleaning the facility often could make a big difference.

While there are no suspected cases of coronavirus among seniors in New York yet, officials at United Hebrew of New Rochelle say they are being diligent.

The senior living facility has 800 residents and nearly 800 staffers work to take care of them.

A total of 20% of Westchester’s residents are 60 or older.

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