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.