COVID‐19 At Risk Guidance

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As of June 15, 2020, Todd County has 374 lab confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID‐19) and two COVID‐19 related
deaths. Local transmission of the virus is occurring.
As many businesses and community settings begin to reopen, it is important to remember that some individuals are at
increased risk for COVID‐19 illness or death. While the majority of people who become infected with the virus will have
mild symptoms, all residents need to take the necessary precautions to slow the spread of the virus and protect those in
our communities who might be at higher risk of severe illness or death.
Governor Walz’s executive order 20‐55 states that at‐risk persons are strongly urged to continue staying at home for the
duration of the peacetime emergency declaration which has been extended until July 13, 2020.
At‐risk persons include people who are:
• 65 years and older
• Living in a nursing home or a long‐term care facility
• Any aged person with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
– People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma.
– People who have serious heart conditions.
– People who are immunocompromised (caused by cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ
transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, or prolonged use of corticosteroids
and other immune weakening medications).
– People with severe obesity (body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher).
– People with diabetes
– People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
– People with liver disease
We recommend that all businesses, event organizers and community groups be mindful of their at‐risk clients and
participants by limiting the amount of time and interaction for these individuals.

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