Seeking Care for COVID-19 Symptoms
COVID-19 symptoms can range from very mild to very severe. They also can vary from case to case, but commonly include:
- Fever (100 degrees or above) and chills
- Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Extreme fatigue
- Sore throat
- Muscle pain and headache
- New loss of taste or smell
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
For life-threatening symptoms (trouble breathing, new confusion, persistent chest pain, inability to stay awake, pale/blue skin or lips, etc.): Call 9-1-1 and seek immediate emergency care at a hospital ER.
Non Life-threatening Symptoms
For severe but not life-threatening symptoms and for mild symptoms: Call your healthcare provider or visit an urgent care center as soon as possible.
If your symptoms are mild and you have underlying health conditions, such as a weakened immune system or chronic respiratory disease, contact your doctor for guidance.
It’s a good idea to call ahead before visiting any care center to let them know you may have COVID-19, but it’s not required at Sarasota Memorial Urgent Care Centers or ERs.
No COVID-19 symptoms but think you may have been exposed?
The CDC advises staying home and self-monitoring for symptoms for 14 days after the last potential exposure; maintain 6-foot distance from others at all times during quarantine.