Guidance for Sick Individuals

If you are feeling ill with symptoms similar to those associated with COVID-19, including fever, cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing, headache, or any other associated symptoms, Summit County Public Health recommends the following care:

Mild Symptoms

  • May include a  combination of cough, body aches, fatigue, and chest tightness. Some people may not develop fever or fever may not occur until several days into the illness.
  • Manage your symptoms at home the same way you manage other cold or flu symptoms. To the greatest extent possible, people with flu-like symptoms should remain at home, and isolate themselves from other members of their household.
  • If you need medical care, contact your primary care provider and schedule a visit. Let them know that you are concerned you might have COVID-19. If you do not have an established health care provider, call the Colorado Helpline at 303-389-1687.

Moderate Symptoms

  • May include cough, gever, shortness of breath.
  • Manage your symptoms at home the same way you manage other cold or flu symptoms. To the greatest extent possible, people with flu-like symptoms should remain at home, and isolate themselves from other members of their household.
  • If you need medical care, contact your primary care provider and schedule a visit. Let them know that you are concerned you might have COVID-19. If you do not have an established health care provider, call the Colorado Helpline at 303-389-1687.

Severe Symptoms

  • May include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, bluish lips or face.
  • Call 911 immediately and tell the dispatcher your symptoms. If you go to a hospital without calling 911, call the hospital ahead of time and tell them your symptoms.

Testing for COVID-19

Currently, all persons with symptoms are eligible for testing. Explore the Testing page for options.

Summit County Symptom Tracker

If you have felt ill at any time since March 1, anonymously enter your symptoms to help us track COVID-19 activity in Summit County. To log symptoms or view the data dashboard, visit the Colorado Symptom Tracker & Dashboard.

Please note: The Symptom Tracker is not compatible with the Internet Explorer browser or older versions of Microsoft Edge. We recommend using another browser, such as Google Chrome, Safari or the most recent version of Microsoft Edge.

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