Common Symptoms of COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) patients have experienced symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Some people who contract the virus may not develop any symptoms.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19, which may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, include:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain 
  • Headache
  • Sore throat 
  • New loss of taste or smell

Serious Symptoms of COVID-19

Serious or emergency warning signs of COVID-19 are indications that you must seek medical attention immediately. These signs include:
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in your chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face
Although experts are still learning about the impacts of COVID-19, people with pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease or cancer, as well as older people, are at an increased risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19.

Learn more about symptoms from the CDC >

NOTE: This list is not all-inclusive. Contact your medical provider immediately if you experience any concerning or severe symptoms.

If You Experience Symptoms

If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, please call your primary health care provider for guidance. For your safety and the safety of others, please do not come to an urgent care clinic or emergency room unless you have been instructed to do so.

If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms such as difficulty breathing or pressure in the chest, please call 911.

If you come to any area of the hospital and are concerned that you may have COVID-19, or if you have a fever or cough, please wear a mask and go directly to the reception desk to speak to a staff member. Do not wait in the waiting room.

Learn more about what to do if you are sick from the CDC >