People at higher risk for severe illness

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Anyone can have severe lllness, but some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, including:

  • Older people (over age 60), especially those over 80.
  • People who have chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease, or diabetes.
  • Older people with chronic medical conditions are at the highest risk.

People at higher risk should take action now to be prepared for this virus if there is an outbreak in their community. CDC has the information you need if you are at higher-risk for COVID-19. If you are at higher risk for serious illness, it is important for you to stay at home except to get medical attention when needed. 

Everyone's daily preventive actions are important in reducing spread to people who may experience more severe illness.