For those in high-risk categories:
The illness seems to affect high-risk individuals particularly hard. People in those groups should start taking action now to limit activity around big groups of people. We recommend staying at home as often as possible to reduce the potential for exposure.
In regard to COVID-19, people considered high risk include:
- Adults over the age of 60
- People who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, lung disease and cancer
A chronic medical condition in this scenario would include any condition that lasts more than six months and limits daily activities or requires ongoing monitoring or treatment. These groups have been identified because of the significantly higher fatality rate associated with this illness.
People who match these criteria should take enhanced precautions to get ready now for COVID-19. View more information from Springfield - Greene County Health Department.
Keeping You Safe
We're committed to keeping our high-risk patients safe. If you have upcoming appointments to get care and manage chronic medical conditions, know that we're taking the necessary precautions. Some of our safety measures include:
- Social distancing in our clinics
- Lowering patient and staff volumes as possible
- Universal masking of health care workers