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Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

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

Not everyone with COVID-19 has a fever. Even mild symptoms (like a headache or dry cough) could be signs of COVID-19. 

Symptoms may start 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Check your symptoms with CDC's Self-Checker Tool.

If you have symptoms, even if mild, you are encouraged to:

  • wear a mask
  • stay away from others
  • get tested when possible (even if vaccinated or if you had COVID-19 in the past)

Learn what to do if you are sick. You can follow the guidance on What to Do if You Are a Close Contact (even if you are not sure if you have been a close contact of someone with COVID-19).

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. 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.

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.