Protecting High-Risk Individuals
In every phase, high-risk individuals operate under stricter instructions because they are more likely to suffer severe illness from COVID-19.
Individuals in high-risk categories, including older adults and those who are immunocompromised, should continue to follow stricter protocols, and exercise all possible caution. Individuals who work or live with persons in high-risk categories should also continue following stricter guidance.
If you live at home and need extra help to follow these guidelines, such as meals, delivery of groceries and medicine, transportation to and from appointments and other challenges that prevent you from staying safely at home, contact 877-424-4640 (M-F, 8a-5p) for services in your area.
Moderate Risk (Orange) Guidelines (PDF)
Low Risk (Yellow) Guidelines (PDF)
- People aged 65 years and older.
- People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility.
- People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma.
- People who have serious heart conditions.
- People who are immunocompromised including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, people living with HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications.
- People of any age with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] >40) or certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease.
- People who are pregnant should be monitored since they are known to be at risk with severe viral illness, however, to date data on COVID-19 has not shown increased risk.
Utah’s Health Guidance System
A color-coded health guidance system has been developed by the State of Utah to guide health behaviors for individuals and businesses. Find specific guidelines for your area.