COVID-19 Symptoms &Testing

Do you know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19? Get tested if you feel sick or suspect you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. Find a testing location near you at health.mypgc.us/COVIDtesting. Remember, getting vaccinated reduces your chance of getting sick or dying from COVID-19. #PGCCOVID19

¿Conoce los signos y síntomas del COVID-19? Hágase la prueba si se siente enfermo o sospecha que ha estado en contacto cercano con alguien con COVID-19. Encuentre un lugar de prueba cerca de usted en health.mypgc.us/COVIDtesting. Recuerde, vacunarse reduce la posibilidad de enfermarse o morir a causa del COVID-19. #PGCCOVID19

COVID-19 Symptoms (CDC Update Febuary 2021)

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • 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 

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

When to seek emergency medical care

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

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

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.