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How to Support Employees with High-Risk Concerns During a COVID-19 Outbreak

As the news changes daily around COVID-19, one fact remains clear: Those with chronic health conditions are more susceptible to the virus, and they may have more severe symptoms and a more difficult recovery, too.

Other terms to describe people more vulnerable to the virus may be used, such as people with “underlying conditions”; people who are “immunosuppressed” or “immunocompromised”; and people with “autoimmune issues,” which includes anyone who may have heart disease, lung disease, cancer, diabetes or asthma, as well as those who take medications that treat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, cystic fibrosis and Crohn’s disease.

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