Who is at higher rick for serious illness from COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Based upon available information to date, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include:

  • People aged 65 years and older
  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • Other high-risk conditions could include:
    • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
    • People who have heart disease with complications
    • People who are immunocompromised including cancer treatment
    • People of any age with severe obesity (body mass index [(BM]I)≥40) or certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease might also be at risk
  • People who are pregnant should be monitored since they are known to be at risk with severe viral illness, however, to date data on COVID-19 has not shown increased risk

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1. What is the City of Weatherford doing?
2. Can people in the U.S. get COVID-19?
3. How does COVID-19 spread?
4. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
5. How can I avoid infection with COVID-19?
6. Is there a vaccine?
7. Is there a treatment?
8. What should I do if I think I may be infected with COVID-19?
9. What if I'm considering traveling?
10. Who is at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19?
11. What if I don't have health insurance?
12. Is it okay for me to donate blood?
13. Am I at risk for COVID-19 from a package or products shipping from China?
14. Does the CDC recommend the use of face masks to prevent COVID-19?
15. Why are people wearing masks?
16. Who should get tested?
17. I have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, what should I do?
18. Is quarantine different from isolation?
19. Can people in self-quarantine still have contact with their household members?
20. Who is at higher rick for serious illness from COVID-19?
21. Some of us are concerned about how to do our taxes without the senior center or the library. Do you have any solutions?
22. How do I know the information I’m receiving is accurate?
23. What are the CDC’s current guidelines on group gatherings?
24. Where can I find some information on Small Business Resources?
25. Where can I find information from WISD about COVID-19?
26. I'm feeling stress and anxiety about COVID-19, what can I do?
27. What businesses can continue doing business, with social distancing, from the Parker County Declaration?
28. What businesses that individuals cannot occupy or be permitted to occupy, from the Parker County Declaration?
29. What all was included in the First Amended Declaration of Local Disaster due to Public Health Emergency from Parker County?
30. Is the city issuing Peddler Permits (sometimes called Solicitors Permits) during COVID-19?
31. Will the police stop me while driving to work?
32. What if I don't have health insurance?
33. Can I go to the park?
34. Can I go for a walk or run in my neighborhood?
35. How can I clean and disinfect my surroundings and laundry?
36. What are good examples of times when I should wash my hands?
37. If I am sick, do I have to stay home?
38. What is community spread?
39. Can I call the state to ask more questions?
40. Where can businesses receive guidance in preventive health, sanitizing, etc?
41. Should I cancel my trip?