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
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Muscle pain
- 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.
Do you feel sick? Have you been exposed?
- If you feel sick, stay home.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (for example, tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles). See CDC’s recommendations for household cleaning and disinfection webpage.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, contact your doctor and ask to be tested, or order at at-home collection kit at no cost.
- Complete an online health screening assessment, and a licensed health practitioner will contact you.
- See if a community testing site is available near you.