High Risk Population
Individuals at High Risk For Complications- COVID-19
March 9, 2020
Westwood Board of Health Statement Regarding Individuals at High Risk of Serious Illness Related to COVID-19
The Westwood Board of Health continues to follow all of the reports related to positive tests for COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. We have been working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Local Emergency Planning Committee, and Westwood Public Schools to share information and be best prepared for a coordinated community response to COVID-19.
Of particular note, the CDC has identified individuals at high risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.
If you fall into the following category, please take a moment to click on the link at the bottom of this page to learn more.
Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:
- Older adults
- People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
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.
Click on the link below for the full list of recommendations.