What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

With the United States reopening schools and businesses comes the probability that more Americans will be confronted with COVID-19. Throughout this pandemic we have been told to wash our hands and wear a mask but what if you have been exposed to someone with the illness?

Roman has plans in place to mitigate exposure of other employees when a worker tests positive for COVID-19. We are able to assist other companies to limit the exposure to this illness. If your business would like a preparation plan, please contact us at www.romansearch.com.

However, what if you are concerned that you may have already contracted this disease?

Some of those who are endangered of becoming ill with COVID-19 may become asymptomatic. Some may not even develop COVID-19, but others may show indications of the disease.

So what should you look for?

Thankfully there are some resources available to help. Google currently has a COVID-19 self-assessment site that may assist you with deciding what type of medical care you need. Of course this is for information only and not a medical diagnosis[1].

Where you work or go to school may also have a self-assessment App to help guide you through the self-evaluation process.

However if you are feeling ill and the self-assessment tools cannot differentiate between a regular cold and COVID-19; there are some guidelines that can aid your decision with the type of healthcare you require.

According to the CDC infected people have a wide range of symptoms from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

If you have any of the symptoms below you should contact your physician regarding COVID-19 testing.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath 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
  • Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you[2]

[1] https://landing.google.com/screener/covid19?source=google

[2] https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html