According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, including:
It is important for these individuals to take actions to reduce the risk of getting sick with the disease. This page includes information on preparation, prevention, and how to help those who may be at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
Dutchess County Coronavirus Information Hotline: 845-486-3555
New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline
As more cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in New York State, it will become increasingly important for higher risk individuals to take extra measures to put distance between themselves and other people to further reduce the risk of being exposed.
Watch for potential COVID-19 symptoms including, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing symptoms. Call ahead to your health care provider before seeking treatment in person!
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Consult with your health care provider for more information about monitoring your health for symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. Call ahead to your health care provider before seeking treatment in person!
Community Support for Those at Higher Risk
Long-term care facilities and home health care providers should be vigilant to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19.
Family and Caregiver Support