COVID-19: Who is Most at Risk?

Date Posted: March 13th, 2020 @ 11:03 AM
Last Updated: March 13th, 2020 @ 1:42 PM

The CDC advises that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, particularly:

  • Older people, with risk increasing by age
  • People of all ages with serious chronic health conditions—like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes

See more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html)

Are children more susceptible to COVID-19?

See more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html

What about people at risk for serious illness?

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/High%20Risk%20Populations%20Guidance%20ADA%20Compliant%2003.11.20.pdf

According to the CDC, at this point, there is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19 (see more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/interim-guidance-managing-people-in-home-care-and-isolation-who-have-pets.html)