Many older adults follow strict precautions to protect themselves from the coronavirus. Left clockwise: Patricia Griffin, Willetha and Harold Barnette, Richard Chady, Ed and Marian Hollingsworth, Wilma Jenkins, and Edward Mosley.

Months into the coronavirus pandemic, older adults are having a hard time envisioning their “new normal.”

Many remain fearful of catching the virus and plan to follow strict precautions — social distancing, wearing masks and gloves, limiting excursions to public places — for the indefinite future.