Symptoms & Sickness

Symptoms & Sickness

Learn the symptoms of COVID-19 and find out what to do if you are sick. Find out about close contacts and how the Health Department does contact tracing

If you have even mild symptoms you are encouraged to contact your health care provider to get tested for COVID-19. Your provider will test you at their office or refer you for testing nearby. If you don’t have a health care provider, call 2-1-1 to connect to care or contact the nearest federally qualified health center (link is external) or one of Vermont's free & referral clinics (link is external).

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Learn about the symptoms of COVID-19.

Close contact means being within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, of someone who is diagnosed with COVID-19 during their infectious period. Find out about contact tracing.

Most people with mild illness can recover at home. While there is no specific treatment for COVID-19, you should get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take fever-reducing medication if needed.

If you received a text message from 89361, this is a notification from the Health Department that you are a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19.