Louis R. DePalo, MD, discusses what patients with chronic lung disease or respiratory conditions need to know about COVID-19. Patients in this group are more likely to develop severe symptoms, and are also likely to have other increased risk factors, such as being older, exhibiting hypertension, or having coronary disease. Dr. DePalo addresses the common preventive measures, but also precautions such as screening home aides and visitors, and maintaining a robust supply of medications and equipment. He also provides guidance on accessing the health system for respiratory patients who think they may have COVID-19. For more information about COVID-19, please visit www.mountsinai.org/covid19.