If you have any symptoms or are at risk, it’s especially important to stay home and avoid in-person contact with others.

Coronavirus symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

You can check your symptoms using the Symptom Screener or by contacting your doctor through telehealth.

Some people are at higher risk to get very sick from COVID-19, including:

CDC identifies several other conditions which might increase risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

If you are at higher risk, you should take extra precautions to protect yourself: 

  • Stay home. It’s the most important thing you can do.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick. Isolate anyone sick in your home in a separate room, if possible.
  • Get food brought to your house through family, social, or commercial networks. Wipe off containers with disinfectant wipes.
  • Listen to public health officials. They may recommend community actions to reduce exposure in times of local outbreak.

For more information, visit the CDC’s website.

Caregivers can find resources at the Department of Aging website, including guidelines to protect the health and safety of both you and your loved one from COVID-19.

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