Coronavirus symptoms, and preventing the spread of germs
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
How to protect yourself from Coronavirus
What is Social Distancing and how is it achieved?
spread of contagious diseases. It requires the creation of physical space between individuals who
may spread certain infectious diseases. The key is to minimize the number of gatherings as much
as possible and to achieve space between individuals when events or activities cannot be
modified, postponed, or canceled. Achieving space between individuals of approximately six feet is advisable.
How to speak with your children about Coronavirus
Get tested for COVID-19