Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
What are the symptoms of COVID-19
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
Early symptoms may be nonspecific, such as fever, body aches or chills, scratchy throat, and or/mild stomach upset (diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, loss of smell).
A few days later a dry cough may emerge, that can worsen to start including shortness of breath over several days.
Upper respiratory symptoms like nasal congestion or sneezing are less common.
- Coronavirus can also be asymptomatic, so it is important to get a test if you think you have had an exposure.
- CDC COVID-19 Symptoms
When to get help
- People who have symptoms should stay home, wear a mask, and get tested.
- People who have more serious symptoms like a fever (>100.3F) for two or more days, persistent cough or shortness of breath should contact their healthcare provider for advice.
- Students can call the UHS Nurse Advice Line at (510) 643-7197 for further guidance.
- People with severe symptoms such as struggling to breathe should call 911.