Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to influenza (flu) and include:

  • Coughing into elbow


  • Headache


  • lungs

    Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Sore throat

    Sore throat

  • Person with thermometer in mouth

    Fever or Chills

  • No smell

    New loss of taste or smell

  • Person fatigued


  • Nose dripping

    Congestion or runny nose

  • Leg pain

    Muscle or body aches

  • Nausea

    Nausea or vomiting

  • toilet


Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Most patients experience relatively mild symptoms and can recover at home. Some patients, like those with underlying medical conditions, may experience more severe respiratory illness. Learn more about COVID-19 symptoms.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, MIS-C, is a serious but rare complication of COVID-19. It causes inflammation of certain body parts.

Prevent COVID-19

Core Prevention Strategies:

Additional Prevention Strategies

What to Do If You Are Sick

If you feel sick with COVID-like symptoms:

Is there a treatment for COVID-19?

Treatment is available for COVID-19 to help prevent severe disease. It works best if started early after symptoms start. Talk to a health care provider for more information.

How long should I stay home and away from others?

Go back to your normal activities when BOTH of these are true:

  • Your symptoms are getting better overall for at least 24 hours, AND
  • You have no fever for at least 24 hours (without using fever-reducing medication).

Even when you feel better, you might still be able to spread the virus that made you sick. Once you go back to normal activities, take these added steps for the next 5 days when you will be around other people:

Remember, if you develop a fever or start to feel worse after you go back to normal activities, stay home and away from other people until you feel better and are fever free for 24 hours again.

If you are sick and live or work in a health care setting, there is different guidance for you to follow.


Example 1: Person with fever and symptoms.

Person with fever and symptoms

Example 2: Person with fever but no other symptoms.

Example 3: Person with fever and other symptoms. Fever ends but other symptoms take longer to improve.

Example 4: Person gets better and then gets a fever again.

Long COVID Resources

What resources can I find online about Long COVID?

Where should I go for clinical care? Should I go to a Long COVID specialist?

  • If you experience Long COVID symptoms, contact your primary care provider. They will help you create a plan for care. If you have ongoing symptoms that need special testing, your primary care provider might refer you to a specialist. They may refer you to a Post COVID Care Center if your symptoms need extra management.