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Chronic Conditions and COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus that has caused an outbreak of respiratory illnesses. If you have Chronic Conditions, you are more at risk to be infected by COVID-19. The resources below can help to educate you about having a chronic condition and how to protect yourself or a loved one from COVID-19. 

All Chronic Conditions

Underlying Health Conditions and COVID-19

Preliminary Estimates of the Prevalence of Selected Underlying Health Conditions Among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019
United States, February 12–March 28, 2020
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) MMWR

Chronic Disease and COVID-19: What You Need to Know (PDF)

Tips and information to protect yourself and your family
Source: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Underlying Medical Conditions and People at Higher Risk

PRESENTATION: Underlying Medical Conditions and People at Higher Risk for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Presentation
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COCA


COVID-19 and Asthma
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): People with Moderate to Severe Asthma

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Asthma & COPD

Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): COVID-19 Myth Busting with Dr. Juanita Mora
Source: American Lung Association

COVID-19: What People with Asthma Need to Know

The risks and how to protect yourselef if you have asthma.
Source: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America


Telemedicine and Diabetes

Using Telemedicine To Improve Care for Patients With Diabetes 
Source: Diabetes in Control- News and Information for Medical Professionals

Understanding and Preparing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Source: Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

What people with diabetes need to know about COVID-19  

Source: American Heart Association

Heart Disease

COVID-19 and High Risks with Heart Disease

Coronavirus Precautions for Patients, Others Facing Higher Risks
Source: American Heart Association

High Blood Pressure and COVID-19

What People with High Blood Pressure Need to Know About COVID-19.
Source: American Heart Association

Heart, Stroke, and COVID-19

Coronavirus: What Heart and Stroke Patients Need to Know (Video)
Source: American Heart Association

American Heart Association: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

American Heart Association Coronavirus homepage 
Source: American Heart Association

Blood pressure during the Coronavirus crisis 

Keeping a lid on blood pressure during the Coronavirus crisis

Source: American Heart Association


Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know
Source: National Cancer Institute

Common Questions About the New Coronavirus Outbreak
Source: American Cancer Society

Alzheimer’s Disease

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers
Source: Alzheimer’s Association

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers in Long-Term or Community-Based Settings
Source: Alzheimer’s Association

COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effect of COVID-19 on People with Alzheimer's and Dementia (Oct 2020)
Source: Alzheimer's Association

COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know (Video)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Q&A on smoking and COVID-19
Source: World Health Organization

What You Need to Know About Smoking, Vaping and COVID-19
Source: American Lung Association

Tobacco Use and COVID-19
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services

Obesity Prevention

Fast Facts: Obesity and COVID19 
Source: Stop Obesity Alliance

Last updated March 5, 2021