Is It COVID-19?
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Symptoms of COVID-19 can include cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms include gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after you are exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms, and some people may not have any symptoms.
Talk to your health care provider if you have questions or concerns about symptoms. For more information on COVID-19 in other languages, see Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Key Messages.
Should I Get Tested for COVID-19?
Our online screening tool assists with identifying Minnesotans who should be tested for COVID-19. Click the button below to determine if you should be tested.
What To Do If You Are Sick
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should:
- Stay home.
- Wash your hands often.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Avoid sharing personal household items like dishes, towels, bedding, etc.
- Clean surfaces that you touch often.
When To Seek Medical Attention
If your illness is getting worse or you notice any of these emergency warning signs, call your health care provider right away. Emergency warning signs can include:
- Trouble breathing.
- Ongoing pain or pressure in the chest.
- New confusion or not being able to wake up.
- Bluish lips or face.
Call your doctor or clinic before going in. Tell them about your symptoms and they will give you instructions to help protect you and other patients.
Learn more about COVID-19 from the Minnesota Department of Health.