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SYMPTOMS AND RISKS
If you have any symptoms or are at risk, it’s especially important to stay home and avoid in-person contact with others.
Coronavirus symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
Some people are at higher risk to get very sick from COVID-19, including:
- People over 65 years old
- People of any age with certain underlying medical conditions:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher)
- Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
CDC identifies several other conditions which might increase risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
If you are at higher risk, you should take extra precautions to protect yourself:
- Stay home. It’s the most important thing you can do.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick. Isolate anyone sick in your home in a separate room, if possible.
- Get food brought to your house through family, social, or commercial networks. Wipe off containers with disinfectant wipes.
- Listen to public health officials. They may recommend community actions to reduce exposure in times of local outbreak.
For more information, visit the CDC’s website.