COVID-19 Symptoms

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

 

*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

 

Source:   CDC

Last Updated 05/08/2020 - 14:13

If you are feeling sick, first call your doctor, a nurse hotline, or an urgent care center before going to the hospital. If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your closest emergency room.  Do not go to the emergency room of a hospital unless you are having an actual emergency. You can and should seek medical advice if you or a family member is sick. If it is not an emergency, please contact your primary care provider to determine next steps. Also, you can check online resources to help you assess symptoms if you are worried about whether you or a loved one has COVID-19. You should check www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ for more information.  

Source:  CDC, Marin HHS   

Last Updated 04/29/2020 - 15:20

No, please do not call 911 unless you have a true emergency. We have noticed an increase in 911 calls for service with patients who have fevers and minor symptoms. While we recognize many are concerned about COVID-19, such symptoms do not require 911 ambulance response. The most appropriate response to such symptoms is to reach out to your medical provider. This will allow our emergency response system to stay fully available for medical emergencies.

Last Updated 04/10/2020 - 20:11

As defined by the CDC, a Person Under Investigation (PUI) is any person currently under investigation for having the virus that causes COVID-19. A Person Under Investigation should be directed to COVID testing and quarantine under the guidance of their health care professional or Marin Public Health.

Source:  CDC, Marin HHS

Last Updated 05/08/2020 - 14:44

Most people will have minor symptoms and should:

  • call their healthcare provider for advice
  • stay at home
  • isolate from others, including household members

If you develop emergency warning signs, such as difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face, seek medical attention immediately.

Source:  Marin HHS

Last Updated 05/22/2020 - 12:12

Fever, cough or shortness of breath does not necessarily mean you have COVID-19.  However, in order to protect others, you should act as though you do.  Call your healthcare provider for advice. Stay at home and isolate yourself from others in your home for at least 10 days after your first symptoms AND at least 3 days fever free (without fever-reducing medicine), and other symptoms improve. 

Source:  Marin HHS, CDC

Last Updated 07/08/2020 - 11:43

People may be sick infected with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • fever
  • tiredness
  • dry cough
  • shortness of breath

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. However, if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning. 

CDC, World Health Organization

Last Updated 05/22/2020 - 12:22