COVID-19 Symptoms and Testing

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
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breathe or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.


Locating a Testing Site

If you are having trouble locating a COVID-19 test site, follow these steps.  Please be sure to get a COVID-19 Diagnostic PCR Test, NOT the COVID-19 Antigen Test. 


Go to

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Click in the "Search services or programs" text box and select "I need a COVID-19 diagnostic test."

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Then type in your Zip Code and click "Search."

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This will show you a map of testing sites near you.

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