Symptoms

Symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever (100.4 F or higher)*
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain or aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

See symptoms presented in pictures (CDC)

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.

Check your symptoms with CDC's Self Checker Tool.

Not everyone with COVID-19 has a fever. Even mild symptoms (like a sore throat 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, and what to do if you are sick.

All Vermonters with even mild symptoms are encouraged to contact their health care provider to get tested. 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.

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).