Based on currently available information and clinical expertise about COVID-19, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. This page presents information about the link between COVID-19 and chronic disease, as well as the positive impact of promoting physical and mental health in these uncertain times.
Resources from CDC about High-Risk Groups (Updated 4/27/20)
- People Who are at Higher Risk – Fact sheet about COVID-19 risk factors.
- Groups at Higher Risk for Severe Illness – Information about actions people can take based on their health conditions and other risk factors to reduce the risk of getting sick with COVID-19.
- People At Risk for Severe Illness – Public Service Announcements
From the CDC COVID-19 Response’s At Risk Task Force (ARTF):
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Higher Risk for Severe Illness
- FAQ: Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs
- FAQs for Healthcare Professionals: Patients with Asthma
- Information for Healthcare Providers: COVID-19 and Pregnant Women
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children
Resources from Other Public Health Organizations about Chronic Disease and COVID-19
Tip Sheet: Chronic Disease and COVID-19 – National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) – Tips and information for people with chronic diseases to protect themselves and their families.
Update with CDC for Chronic Disease Partners on COVID-19 – The recording of the April 17, 2020 webcast, hosted by the American Lung Association, is now available for viewing. If you did not previously register for the live broadcast, when you go to this link, you will be asked to register to access the on-demand recording. The slides from the webcast are now available in PDF format at this link.
#HealthyatHome – World Health Organization – Information hub on staying physically active, looking after our mental health, quitting tobacco, healthy parenting, and healthy eating.