Symptoms, Testing, and More

Common Symptoms

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2.  Common symptoms in a person infected with COVID-19 may include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • headache
  • muscle or body aches
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty breathing

Symptoms may appear 2 - 14 days after exposure to the virus.  If you are having difficulty breathing, feel pressure or pain in the chest, experience confusion, or you have other symptoms of concern, go to an emergency room or call 911 right away.

For additional information on emergency warning signs click here.

For isolation instructions for individuals with COVID-19 click here

Guidance for people who had close contact with someone with COVID-19
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FAQs for people exposed to COVID-19

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There are several options available for testing for COVID-19.  Individuals with health insurance have coverage for free testing through their 
provider and health insurance plan.  Free testing is available for uninsured individuals at a variety of Community locations.  To schedule a test at a County site or for more information click here