Possible symptoms include:
This list does not include all possible symptoms. Symptoms may change with new COVID-19 variants and can vary depending on vaccination status. Older adults and people who have underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
To learn more about COVID-19 symptoms, visit the CDC website.
When to Get Tested for COVID-19
Testing can be helpful even when you don’t have symptoms or a recent exposure to COVID-19, such as before an event or visiting someone at higher risk. Additionally, some places may test people without symptoms or a recent exposure to help keep COVID-19 from spreading to others, especially those who are at higher risk for severe illness.
Getting a COVID-19 Test
To learn more about COVID-19 Testing and what to do if your test comes out positive, visit the CDC website.
If you have COVID-19 and are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, treatments are available that can reduce your chances of being hospitalized or dying from the disease. Medications to treat COVID-19 must be prescribed by a healthcare provider and started as soon as possible after diagnosis to be effective. Contact a healthcare provider right away to determine if you are eligible for treatment, even if your symptoms are mild right now.
Managing COVID-19 Symptoms
Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home. You can treat symptoms with over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), to help you feel better.
Don’t delay: Treatment must be started within days of when you first develop symptoms to be effective.
To learn more about what to do if you are sick with COVID-19, visit the CDC website.
In addition to basic health and hygiene practices, like handwashing, CDC recommends some prevention actions, which include:
To learn more about preventing the spread of COVID-19, visit the CDC website.