People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Generally, people who have COVID-19 become sick 2–14 days after being exposed to someone with the virus.
Watch for ANY of the following symptoms of COVID-19:
- Fever or chills.
- Muscle or body aches.
- Sore throat.
- Congestion or runny nose.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- New or persistent cough.
- New loss of taste or smell.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
Many people with COVID-19 may have no symptoms. People with COVID-19 can spread the disease to other people several days before they develop symptoms.
If you have mild symptoms, stay home, rest, and avoid contact with others. You should call your personal health care provider or the Health Department to get instructions for how long you should stay home and avoid contact with others. If you get COVID-19, you should stay home and avoid contact with others for a minimum of ten days, any fevers are completely gone, and you are feeling better. You’re safer staying home with mild symptoms rather than exposing others or being exposed to the illness.
If someone is showing any of these signs*, seek emergency medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
* This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.