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COVID-19 symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after being exposed to the virus. Not everyone infected will the virus will experience symptoms. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. It is important to note that the virus can be spread regardless of symptom severity. If you are experiencing symptoms, or suspect that you have been exposed to the virus, get tested for COVID-19.
COVID-19 symptoms may include:
- shortness of breath
- sore throat
- repeated shaking with chills
- body or muscle aches
- new loss of taste or smell
- Ascension COVID-19 Self-Assessment
- Advocate Aurora Health Symptom Checker
- ThedaCare Symptom Checker
- WI DHS Wisconsin Health Connect COVID-19 Self-Assessment
Know The Emergency Warning Signs Of COVID-19:
Get medical attention immediately if you experience any of these warning signs*:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse (wake) a person
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your doctor or medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
If you need emergency medical attention, call 911 and tell them you are having COVID-19-like symptoms.
Symptoms lasting longer than four weeks:
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 more than four weeks after being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you may be experiencing a post-COVID condition, click here to learn more.
- CDC COVID-19 Symptoms
- WI DHS COVID-19 Symptoms
- CDC Guidance: What to do if you're sick
- Next Steps: after you are diagnosed with COVID-19
- What to do if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick (Source: CDC)
- Cleaning and disinfecting households with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
- What to do if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Source: DHS)
- CDC's Testing for COVID-19 webpage