What You Should Know About COPD, Bronchiectasis, and COVID-19

Living with bronchiectasis or COPD? What you may need to know about COVID-19

Talk to our patient advocate teamAt Electromed, our mission is to be an advocate and resource for individuals living with a chronic lung disease like bronchiectasis and COPD. As we continue to learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), our goal is to share that knowledge to help you stay informed and feel empowered to take precautionary steps.

How COVID-19 Affects the Lungs

According to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses (CoV) represent a large family of viruses that cause individuals to experience symptoms that can range from the common cold to more severe respiratory issues. COVID-19 is a new strain of the virus that causes acute infection with respiratory symptoms, including shortness of breath, coughing, and fever. 

Protecting Yourself & Loved Ones from COVID-19

Accredited foundations and organizations like the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have outlined recommendations to help individuals and their families take a proactive role in preventing the spread of COVID-19.


These steps include:

COPD COVID safety tips


  • Wash your hands frequently (for at least 20 seconds)
  • Avoid contact of the eyes, mouth, nose, or other facial areas with your hands
  • Distance yourself from large crowds or gatherings



COPD COVID safety suggestions


  • Not visiting friends or family members who are sick
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze and cough (using your elbow or a tissue)
  • Stay home when you feel sick
  • Avoid unnecessary travel




Staying Safe

Medical professionals all over the world are making progress on vaccines to help prevent infection and provide treatments to relieve symptoms. To learn more about COVID-19, visit the CDC website or download the ATS patient health information form

Electromed is committed to providing uninterrupted support during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Our entire team is available to help patients and clinics with their SmartVest needs. 

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