COVID-19: Symptoms of Illness

If you feel sick, please stay home. People with COVID-19 have a range of symptoms, from little to no symptoms to people being severely sick and dying.

You may have COVID-19 if you have any of these symptoms (or a combination of these symptoms):

  • Cough (new onset or worsening of chronic cough)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell

Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms. For many, symptoms are mild, with no fever. Some people may also experience fatigue or gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.

It is important to know that you can still spread (transmit) the virus to others even if you have mild or no symptoms.

Know emergency warning signs of COVID-19

Get medical attention immediately if you experience any of these warning signs*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to be woken up
  • Bluish skin, lips, or tongue

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your doctor or medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning. If you need emergency medical attention, call 911 and tell them you are having COVID-19-like symptoms.

More can be found at: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19, Symptoms webpage.

 

Have you had contact with someone who has COVID-19?

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after you have contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Do you feel sick? Have you been exposed?

Last Revised: October 23, 2020