Coronavirus Symptoms & Testing
What Are the Symptoms?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Use the CDC online tool to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.
I Have Symptoms. Now What?
- If they're mild: Stay home, rest, and drink fluids. Take acetaminophen to bring down your fever. If you feel worse, call your health care provider.
- If they're severe: For severe symptoms (including a fever above 100°), call your health care provider. If you don't have a health care provider, call 1-877-PA-HEALTH.
- If it's an emergency: Call 911.