COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, with symptoms that range from mild to severe. Symptoms begin 2-14 days after exposure and bare similarities to the flu. 

What are some possible symptoms? 

You may experience one or more of the following symptoms: 

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

What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms? 

Anyone with serious symptoms should seek medical attention by calling their doctor or 911. If symptoms are less severe, you should still get tested. Learn more about where and how to get tested here. 

Need more information?

For more frequently asked questions, visit NCDHHS. If you didn’t find what you need on this page or need more information on local resources, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162. Our call specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Source: NCDHHS

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