Symptoms & Care

Depending on how severe your symptoms are, you may or may not need medical attention. If you test positive for COVID-19, you should consult with your healthcare provider. Potential treatments are available, but many need to be started early. If you do not have a healthcare provider, there are free tele-health options in Colorado available.

COVID-19 symptoms may* include: 

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting, and/or
  • Diarrhea.

*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your healthcare provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

What if I test positive but don’t have symptoms?

Isolate for 10 days from the date of the test so you do not infect others, and monitor for symptoms.

What if my symptoms are mild?

Isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms so you do not infect others and contact your healthcare provider to see if any additional treatment is needed.  If you have mild to moderate symptoms but are at risk of developing severe COVID-19, you may be eligible for COVID-19 antibody treatments.

What if my symptoms are worsening?

Continue to isolate and contact your healthcare provider for medical advice. If you have mild to moderate symptoms but are at risk of developing severe COVID-19, you may be eligible for COVID-19 antibody treatments.

What if my symptoms are severe?

Seek treatment immediately if your symptoms are severe. Call 911 or go to the emergency room.  Severe symptoms can include the following:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Confusion 
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face