Detroit Coronavirus Information

How do I protect my family against COVID-19?

The world as we know it has changed. We are all questioning
how to survive and thrive in the face of COVID-19. Black people
are especially vulnerable because a disproportionate number of
us live with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease,
stroke, and asthma, making us more susceptible to severe illness
due to a coronavirus infection. It’s only natural to be concerned
about doing the right thing to protect you and your loved ones
during this challenging time. The good news is that you are not
alone. AARP is here for you with information, advocacy, and
resources that can help.

AARP’s Promise To Protect Older Americans

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins shared a letter on how AARP is working hard to help older Americans and their
families during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are more resources for our community.

AARP Is Fighting For You

During the coronavirus pandemic, AARP fought for and helped secure financial relief for older Americans
and helped protect Social Security and Medicare for current and future generations. AARP worked to get
up to $1,200 direct payments to individuals who are working, unable to work, unemployed, or retired. We
fought for cost-free testing, more funds to care for patients, and increased funding for telehealth services so
older Americans can receive much-needed care or screenings without risking exposure or exposing others.


About AARP AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.