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October 25, 2020
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Who is at a Higher Risk of Developing Severe Complications from COVID-19?

Who is at a Higher Risk of Developing Severe Complications from COVID-19?

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease. People most at risk include:

  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease

Actions to take to protect your health:

  • Stock up on supplies.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

What to do if you are at higher risk: Stay at home, Avoid Crowds, Stay up to date on travel notices, have access to several weeks of medications and supplies.

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