COVID-19 Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that people with COVID-19 have reported a range from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. They include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Less common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Learn more
  • Seek emergency medical care immediately if someone shows the following: trouble breathing, persistent pain, confusion, bluish lips or face

Protect yourself, your loved ones and your community:

  • Wear a mask whenever you go outside of your house.
  • Stand at least six feet apart from other people and avoid crowds.
  • Sanitize hands often.
  • Get a flu vaccine.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your primary health care provider.
  • Mass General Brigham also offers a nurse hotline, online screening, and virtual urgent care appointments.  Learn more