Vulnerable Community Members
Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19
Who's At Risk?
According to the CDC, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:
- People 65 years and older
- People who live in nursing homes or long-term care facilities
- People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, 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 (body mass index –BMI- of 40 or higher)
- People with diabetes
- People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
- People with liver disease
For additional details, see the CDC information on those who are at higher risk for severe illness here.
TLU Community Members In Vulnerable Populations
Students, Faculty, and Staff who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are advised to consider their risk before deciding to return to campus.
Employees who wish to request accommodations due to being at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are advised to contact Human Resources to discuss their needs and determine appropriate accommodations. Students should contact TLU Health Services about their needs and accommodations. Human Resources and Health Services may request documentation from a primary care physician.