I’m sick. What should I do? What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

If you have symptoms, please self-isolate at home and contact your medical care provider. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For more information on how to self-isolate at home, please click here.

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1. I don’t have a primary care doctor. Who should I call to be screened?
2. I’m sick. What should I do? What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
3. How does COVID-19 spread?
4. How soon after exposure do symptoms start?
5. Is there a vaccine?
6. Is there treatment?
7. I think I have been exposed to COVID-19. What should I do?
8. If a person gets the virus and recovers, can they get it a second time?
9. When can someone resume normal activities after having symptoms of COVID-19?
10. Can mosquitoes or ticks spread COVID-19?
11. I don't have a mask. Where can I get one?
12. What does “enclosed public space” mean regarding where to wear a mask?