Symptoms of COVID-19 range from asymptomatic (no symptoms) to mild, to serious illness.
It is important to note that symptoms do not always appear right away, they may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
People with the following symptoms may have COVID-19 and should self-isolate and/or get tested:
- 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
Please note that the list above is not a complete list, other symptoms may be related to COVID-19.
Where to Go If You Have Symptoms
We have resources available here at Augusta Health for those experiencing symptoms that are seeking assessments. We have currently converted the Waynesboro Urgent Care Center into the COVID-19 Assessment Center at Waynesboro Urgent Care. This location is to evaluate, treat, and educate patients who are currently experiencing the signs and symptoms associated with respiratory disease and COVID-19: fever, shortness of breath, and cough. All patients seeking evaluation and treatment for respiratory symptoms should go to this location only.
Apart from the resources available here at Augusta Health, there are several other testing locations in our area. The Virginia Department of Health has an interactive and filterable map of testing sites near you. Click here for more information.
Check Your Symptoms
Still unsure if the symptoms you are exhibiting may be COVID-19? Take this symptoms tracker quiz to further determine your need to get tested or self-isolate. Please note that this symptom checker does not yield the same results as a test and is not a medical diagnosis. This is simply a tool to help you make decisions on when to seek testing and medical care.
When to Seek Care
Call for Advice
If you are sick and think you have been exposed, call the Augusta Health COVID Care Call Center:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Seek Medical Care
If you are sick and think you have an emergency, call 911.
Warning signs include:
- Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Protect yourself & others
TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, EVERYONE SHOULD:
- Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
- CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
- Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.