Symptoms & Sickness

Symptoms & Sickness

Learn the symptoms of COVID-19. Find out what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 and what to do if you are a close contact.

December 2021 – Due to the large number of COVID-19 cases, we are asking Vermonters who test positive for COVID-19 to isolate at home away from other people and begin reaching out to close contacts immediately. The Health Department will prioritize contact tracing to people at higher risk. You may not receive a phone call from a contact tracer, but you still need to stay home and away from others, and follow these steps to stop further spread. 

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.

When someone tests positive for COVID-19, it is important to notify their close contacts to help keep COVID-19 from spreading. Close contacts may need to get tested or quarantine.

If you test positive for COVID-19, even if you are vaccinated or don’t have any symptoms, isolate as soon as you receive your test result and then notify your close contacts.