COVID-19 Symptoms

 Symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from person to person. They may also vary in different age groups.

Some of the more commonly reported symptoms include:

  • new or worsening cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • temperature equal to or over 38°C
  • feeling feverish
  • chills
  • fatigue or weakness
  • muscle or body aches
  • new loss of smell or taste
  • headache
  • gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting)
  • feeling very unwell

Children tend to have abdominal symptoms and skin changes or rashes.

Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19.


You can infect others even if you aren’t showing symptoms

The virus can be spread to others from someone who’s infected but not showing symptoms. This includes people who:

  • haven’t yet developed symptoms (pre-symptomatic)
  • never develop symptoms (asymptomatic)

This kind of spread is known to happen among those who are in close contact or are in enclosed or crowded settings.

Think you may have been exposed to COVID-19? Follow the advice on how to quarantine at home when you may have been exposed but have no symptoms.

If you're travelling with or without symptoms, be aware of what’s expected of you when entering Canada.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment

Take this self-assessment if you were exposed to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) or have symptoms.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment

Assessment Centre

Haliburton County COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Location: 7217 Gelert Rd, Dysart et al, ON K0M 1S0

Testing is by appointment only. Please call 705-457-1212 (press 6) during regular business hours to make an appointment.

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