FACTSHEET | March 12, 2020

Message from UTNG State Surgeon

COVID-19 Update 03


Commanders should consider individuals with the following conditions as having an elevated risk profile for complications and death from infection by COVID-19.

  • Age over 60 years old.
  • Pregnancy
  • History of the following medical conditions:
  1. Cardiovascular disease
  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  3. Asthma
  4. Recurrent or recent bronchitis or pneumonia
  5. Greater than 5-year history of smoking
  6. Diabetes
  7. Immune suppression

Commanders should carefully consider those with above conditions when making decisions in regard to the risk and benefit to the service member and the unit mission. The risk for the service member increases with each additional condition.

Additionally, service members with active fevers (>100.3F) or respiratory symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat) should not participate in operations or be housed directly with other soldiers until symptoms are resolved.