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What are symptoms of COVID-19? 

People who are exposed to COVID-19 present a wide range of symptoms. These symptoms may appear between 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. That is one of the main differences between the flu and COVID-19. Flu symptoms typically appear at a more rapid rate post-exposure than COVID-19 symptoms.  

According to the CDC, these symptoms include but are not limited to:  

  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle or body aches  
  • Cough 
  • Fever or chills 
  • Headache 
  • New loss of taste 
  • New loss of smell 
  • Sore throat 
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea  
  • Rash 

Emergency symptoms: If you are feeling any of these symptoms, seek an emergency medical facility. If someone is showing these signs, call 911.  

  • Trouble breathing 
  • New confusion  
  • Inability to wake to stay awake 
  • Persistent check pain or pressure in the chest 
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone 

When should I see my provider?

If you are feeling any symptoms of COVID-19, see your provider and get tested for COVID-19. If you are feeling any emergency symptoms, seek an emergency care facility.  

How can I improve my quality of life? 

  • Take your medications as prescribed by your provider.  
  • Stay home and avoid contact with to cease the spread of COVID-19. The CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone after having isolated for 5 days after testing positive. Your fever should be gone without the need to use fever-reducing medicine.  
  • Wash your hands.  
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow 
  • Avoid touching your face. 
  • Rest. Rest is required for your body to fight off the virus. Not resting can prolong your symptoms.  
  • Stay hydrated. Staying hydrated can help you get better faster and reduce risks of complications. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, sip on water, juice, or broth throughout your day. 
  • Get your COVID-19 vaccine. 


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