COVID-19 Symptoms

What are the symptoms? 

Updated April 27, 2020: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an updated list of symptoms for COVID-19 as scientists learn more about the disease. People have experienced a wide range of symptoms that can appear between 2-14 days after exposure.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher; 
  • Cough; 
  • and/or difficulty breathing;
  • NEW: Chills
  • NEW: Repeated shaking with chills
  • NEW: Muscle pain
  • NEW: Headache
  • NEW: Sore throat
  • NEW: Sudden loss of taste or smell
  • and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 
  • or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19 

WHEN SHOULD I CALL MY DOCTOR? 

You should call your doctor if you have any of the symptoms. They will determine whether you should be tested. 

What should I do if I have symptoms? 

Stay home and call your health care provider if: 

  • You have been in contact with a person known to have COVID-19 
  • You have recently traveled and returned from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19 

What should I do if I have the symptoms but do not have health insurance?   

If you have the symptoms AND have been exposed to coronavirus, you can be assessed by an Office of Public Health Disease Intervention Specialist to see if you qualify for testing through the State Bureau of Laboratories (BOL).   

What is the temperature of the fever that I should be concerned about?   

100.4 degrees F oral temperature or above.


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