What are the most common symptoms of COVID-19?

What are the most common symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are• Fever• Cough• Headaches• Fatigue• Muscle or body aches• Loss of taste or smell• Sore throat• Nausea• DiarrheaOther symptoms are signs of serious illness. If someone has trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure, or difficulty staying awake, get medical care immediately.

Where can I get tested free for COVID-19?

COVID-19 tests are available at no cost nationwide at health centers and select pharmacies. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is free to anyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. Additional testing sites may be available in your area.

How to get a viral test for COVID-19?

A viral test checks samples to find out if you are currently infected with COVID-19. The time it takes to process these tests can vary.• You can visit your state or local health department’s website to look for the latest local information on testing.• If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first.• If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and are not tested, it is important to stay home. Find out what to do if you are sick.

What should I do if I want to get tested for COVID-19?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first.

What distance should store customers maintain between each other to prevent coronavirus disease?

Limit close contact with others and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet, when possible.Remind customers to maintain 6 feet distance from workers and other customers with verbal announcements on the loudspeaker and written signage. CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain

What is the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic and is COVID-19 a pandemic?

An outbreak is called an epidemic when there is a sudden increase in cases. As COVID-19 began spreading in Wuhan, China, it became an epidemic. Because the disease then spread across several countries and affected a large number of people, it was classified as a pandemic.

Should I be worried about my pets during the coronavirus disease pandemic?

Because there is a small risk that people with COVID-19 could spread the virus to animals, CDC recommends that pet owners limit their pet’s interaction with people outside their household.Keep cats indoors when possible and do not let them roam freely outside.Walk dogs on a leash at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from others.Avoid public places where a large number of people gather.

How can I safely remove my mask at home during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Take Off Your Mask Carefully, When You're Home

  • Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops.
  • Handle only by the ear loops or ties.
  • Fold outside corners together.
  • Place mask in the washing machine (learn more about how to wash masks)

What are the CDC considerations for wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Children 2 years of age and older should wear a mask. Help your child (if 2 years of age or older) wear a mask correctly when in public and when around people they don't live with. CDC recognizes that wearing masks may not be possible in every situation or for some people.