COVID-19 Information for Specific Groups of People
If you or your family member are at high risk for severe illness, wear a mask or respirator with greater protection in public indoor spaces if you are in an area with a high COVID-19 Community Level. Talk with your healthcare provider about wearing a mask in a medium COVID-19 Community Level.
If you test positive and are an older adult or someone who is at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, treatment may be available. Contact a healthcare provider right away after a positive test to determine if you are eligible, even if your symptoms are mild right now. You can also visit a Test to Treat locationexternal icon and, if eligible, receive a prescription from a provider. Don’t delay: Treatment must be started within the first few days to be effective.
Vaccine Information for different groups of people.
At Increased Risk for Severe Illness
- Some people are more likely than others to become severely ill.
- Severe illness means that a person with COVID-19 may need: hospitalization, intensive care, a ventilator to help them breathe or they may even die.
- People at increased risk, and those who live or visit with them, need to take precautions to protect themselves from getting COVID-19.
- Treatment may be available that could lower your chance of becoming very sick. Ask your healthcare provider if you may be eligible for treatments.
- Families & Children
- Alcohol, Drugs, & Substance Abuse Disorder
People with alcohol, drugs or substance use disorders
- Breastfeeding & Caring for Newborns
People with disabilities
- Developmental & Behavioral Disorders
Caregivers of people with developmental disabilities
- Racial & Ethnic Minority Groups
- Prisons & Jails
People living in prisons and jails
- Refugee Populations
- People with HIV
Communication Toolkit – For Migrants, Refugees, and Other Limited-English-Proficient Populations.