Vulnerable Populations and Accommodations

  • We recognize that some students and staff members are at an increased risk for severe COVID-19 illness, live with a person who is at an increased risk, or simply do not feel comfortable returning to an in-person educational environment. It is our goal that these individuals can safely participate in educational activities. People in the following groups should consult with their healthcare provider regarding prevention measures:

    • Individuals age 65 or older
    • Pregnant women
    • Individuals with underlying health conditions, including, but not limited to:
      • Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
      • Serious lung conditions
      • Immunocompromised
      • Severe obesity (body mass index of 30 or higher)
      • Diabetes
      • Chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
      • Liver disease
      • Sickle cell anemia
      • Children who are medically complex (neurologic, genetic, or metabolic conditions) or have congenital heart disease
      • Refer to the CDC’s People Who Are at Increased Risk for Severe Illness for the most up-to-date information.