COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
What Are The Symptoms Of COVID-19?
Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Common symptoms are:
- 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
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your doctor for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Are There Treatment Options For COVID-19?
There are treatment options for people who are at high-risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-produced molecules engineered to serve as substitute antibodies that can restore, enhance, or mimic the immune system’s attack on cells. Monoclonal antibodies are designed to block viral attachment and entry into human cells, thus neutralizing the virus. When administered to non-hospitalized patients as soon as possible after positive viral testing for SARS-CoV-2 and within 10 days of symptom onset, monoclonal antibodies may reduce viral load, symptoms, and risk of hospitalizations and emergency room visits associated with COVID-19.
Can You Still Get COVID-19 If You Are Fully Vaccinated?
Since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19. An infection of a fully vaccinated person is referred to as a “vaccine breakthrough infection.”
What To Do If You Are Sick And Think Or Know You Have COVID-19?
Stay home until after:
- At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND
- At least 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND
- Symptoms have improved.
What Do You Do If You Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 But Do Not Have Symptoms?
- Stay home until after 10 days have passed since your positive viral test.
- If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the steps above for those who are sick.