While the County begins to reopen, it is important to recognize that certain groups of people are still at greater risk for getting severely ill should they contract COVID-19; these groups of individuals are commonly referred to as vulnerable populations.
Each phase will have specific guidance for those who are considered a vulnerable population. See Phase specific pages for current guidance.
- People 65 years and older
- People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
- People of all ages with underlying medical conditions including:
- People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- People who have serious heart conditions
- People who are immunocompromised
- Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
- People with severe obesity
- People with diabetes
- People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
- People with liver disease