Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources

(Updated July 1, 2020)

The following is re-printed from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's  Coronavirus Disease 2019 website.  The US COPD Coalition encourages you to check the CDC website frequently for the latest up-to-date information. 


See the link below for COVID-19 symptoms and “self-check” guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.

 

Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.


Those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:

People of all ages with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness, particularly if the underlying medical conditions are not well controlled. This includes people with:

  • Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • Serious heart conditions
  • Conditions that 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.
  • Severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic kidney disease and who are undergoing dialysis
  • Liver disease

Other Helpful COVID-19 Resources:


Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Rumors


Frequent Questions about Indoor Air and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines - NIH.pdf


Coronavirus Symptom(including a link to a "Coronavirus Self-Checker)


Testing for COVID-19


If You Are Sick or Caring For Someone


Chronic Lung Diseases Information Portal


Daily Life and Coping


Stress and Coping


Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments


How Coronavirus Spreads


CDC Recommendations Regarding Cloth Face Coverings 


How to Make Your Own Face Covering


How to Protect Yourself


What To Do If You Are Sick


Coronavirus Cases, Data, & Surveillance


Pulmonary Rehabilitation Resources in a Complex and Rapidly Changing World.pdf


Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission

 

ERS Statement on lung function during COVID-19.pdf

 

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