Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Fever (100.4 F or higher)*
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain or aches
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Symptoms may start 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. If you are having any symptoms of COVID-19, call your provider. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the hospital.
Get medical care immediately if you have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or changes in color on your lips, gums, face, around the eyes, or nails.
Not everyone with COVID-19 has a fever. Even mild symptoms (like a headache or dry cough) could be signs of COVID-19.
Not everyone infected with the COVID-19 virus has symptoms. People with COVID-19 who don't have any symptoms can spread the virus to other people. Learn how to protect yourself and others.
If you have symptoms, even mild ones, contact your health care provider to get tested, even if you are vaccinated or had COVID-19. Your provider will test you at their office or refer you for testing nearby. Stay home and away from other people while you wait for your results. Learn what to do if you are sick.
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).