People with asthma or other lung conditions should make a plan in case of suspected COVID-19 infection, due to their higher risk of developing complications.

According to Dr. Bobby Mahajan, medical director of interventional pulmonology at Invoa Fairfax Hospital, individuals with known asthma or other lung conditions should establish ahead of time who will take them to the hospital “if things are progressing, you’re not getting better with your fever, your cough, and you’re starting to develop shortness of breath — especially if you already have an underlying lung disease that can make this escalate pretty quickly.”

By having a plan and contact person in place beforehand, the whole process will go more smoothly should you need to seek emergency medical care.

Read more about creating an action plan on WTOP.

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