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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

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Chronic Kidney Disease and COVID-19

Having chronic kidney disease of any stage increases your risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Actions to take

  • Continue your medicines and your diet as directed by your healthcare provider.

  • Make sure that you have at least a 30-day supply of your medicines.

  • Stay in contact with your healthcare team as often as possible, especially if you have any new signs or symptoms of illness. Also reach out to them if you can’t get the medicines or foods you need.

  • Have shelf-stable food choices to help you follow your kidney diet.

  • If you are on dialysis:

    • Contact your dialysis clinic and your healthcare provider if you feel sick or have concerns.

    • Do NOT miss your treatments.

    • Plan to have enough food on hand to follow the KCER 3-Day Emergency Diet Planfor dialysis patients in case you are unable to maintain your normal treatment schedule.

Learn more about kidney disease

Learn how to take care of your kidneys

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