Information about COVID-19 specifically for people with asthma or COPD

Living with asthma or COPD means you’re already accustomed to thinking about your respiratory health. These days, with the number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) increasing every day, it’s understandable you have questions about how the virus could affect you.

We’re maintaining a list of trustworthy COVID-19 resources created specifically for people with asthma or COPD. 



Since people with lung conditions may experience worse symptoms if they do get the virus, it’s best to follow these guidelines released by the CDC for people at high risk:

  • Stock up on supplies (a 14 to 30 day supply)
  • Take steps to keep a distance from others (social distancing, about 6 feet)
  • Avoid people who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Clean and disinfect your home and car regularly, especially items you touch often like doorknobs, light switches, cell phones, car door handles and steering wheels, etc.

In the days and weeks ahead, we’ll be providing additional information and strategies to help you follow these recommendations.

If you have questions about your health or you’re not feeling well, contact your healthcare provider by phone or visit their website to determine whether you should be seen in-person.

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