• Not everyone has the same symptoms. For many, symptoms are mild, with no fever. You can still spread the virus to others even if you have mild or no symptoms.

    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fever or chills
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Muscle of body aches
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea or abdominal pain

    Emergency warning signs of COVID-19

    Get medical attention immediately if you experience any of these symptions*:

    • Trouble breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to be woken up
    • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone.

    *This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please talk with your doctor or health care provider about any other symptoms that are severe or concerning. If you need emergency medical attention, call 911 and tell them you are having COVID-19-like symptoms.

  • Isolate

    • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive, isolate and separate yourself from other people and animals in your home for at least 5 days, watch for new or worsening symptoms, and wear a well-fitting mask when around others for an additional 5 days.
    • Stay home, even if you do not have symptoms. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Do not travel or use public transportation.

    Isolation can end when:

    • You have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without using medicine that reduces fevers, AND,
    • Your other symptoms have improved, AND,
    • At least 5 days have passed since you first had symptoms (Day 0 is the first day symptoms began)

    Notify your close contacts that you have COVID-19. People in your household and others who you have had close contact with will need to get tested, monitor for symptoms, and possibly quarentine.

  • You are a "close contact" if ANY of the following situations happened while you spent time with the person with COVID-19 (even if they didn't have symptoms):

    • Had direct physical contact with the person (e.g. hug, kiss)
    • Were within 6 feet of the person for more than 15 minutes
    • Had contact with the person's respiratory ssecretions (e.g. coughed or sneezed on, contact with dirty tissue, shared glass, food, towels)
    • Stayed overnight for at least one night in a household with the person
  • First you need to determine who you had contact with during the period you could have exposed others.

    • If you have symptoms, you were able to spread COVID-19 starting TWO days before your symptoms started.
    • If you have not had symptoms, you were able to spread COVID-19 starting TWO days before your positive test was taken.
    • You should notify anyone whom you had close contact with while you were able to spread COVID-19
  • Click on the link below to get the most up to date guidance for isolation and quarentine..

(This information is taken from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, CDC, and Sawyer County Health)