8 Tips to Identify and Monitor COVID-19 Symptoms

Common COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, headache, and loss of taste or smell 

Track your symptoms: Note when COVID-19 symptoms started and their severity, as it may help healthcare providers 

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Monitor your temperature: Taking your temperature regularly can help you identify if you have a fever, which is a common symptom of COVID-19.

Assess exposure risk: Close contact with a COVID-19 patient or travel to high-risk areas increases infection risk. Stay vigilant and monitor symptoms 

Use a symptom checker: Online symptom checkers can help you identify if your symptoms may be related to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a free self-checker tool on their website.

Get tested if necessary: If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has the virus, it's important to get tested. 

Seek medical attention if your symptoms worsen: If your symptoms worsen or you have trouble breathing, it's important to seek medical attention immediately 

Follow public health guidelines: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, it's important to follow public health guidelines such as wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, and washing your hands frequently