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Vulnerable populations at risk for severe COVID-19:
Certain populations are at greater risk of progressing to severe disease and warrant more significant consideration for prophylaxis or treatment.

  • Patients who are older (≥65 years), have comorbidities, or are immunocompromised are at higher risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
  • When necessary, providers should prioritize treating patients at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19 illness, including older and immunocompromised individuals and those with clinical risk factors.

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If you are planning on spending time at the beach, it is important to be aware of rip currents. Rip currents are powerful currents of water moving away from the shore. They can sweep even the strongest swimmer away from the shore.

If caught in a rip current remain calm to conserve energy. NEVER fight against the current. Swim out of the current in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the current, swim at an angle - away from the current towards the shore. If you are unable to swim out of the current, float or calmly tread water. When out of the current, swim towards the shore.

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