COVID-19 Symptoms

Watch for symptoms. Symptoms can vary from person to person and in different age groups. Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19.

Some of the more common symptoms include:

  • cough (new or worsening)

  • fever (chills, sweats)

  • headache

  • nausea, diarrhea or vomiting

  • runny nose or nasal congestion

  • sore throat

  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

 

The severity of COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, can lead to death. Current information suggests most people don't experience severe illness or need to be hospitalized.

If you have symptoms of COVID 19, find out about testing HERE

What can I do to protect myself from COVID-19?

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

• Social distance - stay at least 6 feet apart from others

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a flexed elbow or tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.