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What do I do if I think I was exposed to coronavirus?

Some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. Here’s what to do if you think you may have been exposed to coronavirus:

Watch for symptoms People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms — ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Use the CDC’s self-checker to help make decisions and seek appropriate medical care regarding COVID-19. You may have COVID-19 if you have these symptoms or combinations of symptoms:

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Repeated shaking with chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness. This list is not all inclusive. Talk to your healthcare provider about any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Get tested If you are concerned about your status, get tested for COVID-19 right away. Even if you don’t have symptoms, you can get tested. Find testing sites for walk-up and drive-thru testing. Testing differs by location. More and more sites offer rapid tests and antibody testing.

Source: Florida Health Broward County

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