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Tiered Guidelines For High Risk Individuals

High-risk individuals are defined as people 65 years and older, people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, people of all ages with underlying medical conditions, including 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, diabetes, chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis, or liver disease.

Residences with High-Risk Individuals

  • For those living with a high-risk individual, residence members should conduct themselves as if they are a significant risk to the high-risk individual
  • Wash hands before interacting with high-risk residence members, including before feeding or caring for the person
  • If possible, provide a protected space for high-risk residence members, and ensure all utensils and surfaces are cleaned regularly
  • High-risk populations should take extra precaution to avoid close contact with multiple people, including having the same caretakers whenever possible
  • Those who are, or work with, vulnerable populations should undergo daily screening/symptom monitoring and should be tested if they develop COVID-19 symptoms
  • Consider providing additional protections or more intensive care for high-risk residence member
  • Additional CDC guidance for high-risk populations can be found here
 

Actions By High-Risk Individuals

High Risk

Actions by High-Risk Individuals

  • Face coverings are required at all times in public setting
  • Limit travel to only essential travel; if telework is not possible, limit travel to work-related travel only
  • Limit visiting friends or family without urgent need
  • Limit physical interactions with other high-risk individuals, except for members of your household or residence
  • Limit attending gatherings of any number of people outside your household or residence
  • Do not visit hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities
  • Avoid physical interactions with high-risk individuals as much as possible
  • No visits to hospitals, nursing homes, and other residential care facilities
  • Targeted testing for those working with high-risk individuals

Moderate Risk

Actions by High-Risk Individuals

  • Face coverings are required at all times in public setting
  • Limit travel to only essential travel; if telework is not possible, limit travel to work-related travel only
  • Limit visiting friends or family without urgent need
  • Limit physical interactions with other high-risk individuals, except for members of your household or residence
  • Limit attending gatherings of any number of people outside your household or residence
  • Do not visit hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities

Low Risk

Actions by High-Risk Individuals

  • Face coverings are required inside university facilities. Face coverings are required outdoors where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • For any travel, use appropriate precautions; avoid high-risk areas[1]
  • Telework if possible, if not, maintain 6-foot distance
  • When visiting friends or family, wear face coverings when within a 6-foot distance
  • Limit physical interactions with other high-risk individuals, except for members of your household or residence
  • Social interactions in groups of 20 or fewer people outside your household or residence
  • Limit visits to hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities    

New Normal

Actions by High-Risk Individuals

  • For any travel, use appropriate precautions; avoid high-risk areas
  • Limit physical interactions with other high-risk individuals, who are symptomatic
  • Interactions allowable in larger groups, with strict hygiene measures and symptom monitoring Do not interact with symptomatic individuals

 

 

Interactions with High-Risk Individuals

High Risk

Interactions with High-Risk Individuals

  • Avoid physical interactions with high-risk individuals as much as possible
  • No visits to hospitals, nursing homes, and other residential care facilities
  • Targeted testing for those working with high-risk individuals

Moderate Risk

Interactions with High-Risk Individuals

  • Avoid physical interactions with high-risk individuals as much as possible 
  • No visits to hospitals, nursing homes, and other residential care facilities 
  • Targeted testing for those working with high-risk individuals

Low Risk 

Interactions with High-Risk Individuals

  • Individuals not experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 take extra precautions and follow strict hygiene standards when interacting with high-risk groups
  • Do not interact with symptomatic individuals 
  • Limit visitors to the hospital, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities 
  • Targeted testing for those working with high-risk individuals

New Normal

Interactions with High-Risk Individuals

  • Individuals not experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 take extra precautions and follow strict hygiene standards when interacting with high-risk groups 
  • Take proper precautions when visiting the hospital, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities