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May 18

Summit County Launches Online Symptom Tracker

Posted on May 18, 2020 at 10:36 AM by Michael Wurzel

Summit County has launched an interactive, online symptom tracker to help provide a more complete picture of the spread of illness in our community.

Summit County has confirmed community spread of COVID-19. But due to a national shortage of test kits, local health care providers are not able to offer comprehensive testing of the community – they are only testing health care workers, first responders and people who have serious illness.

The County is asking all Summit County residents who have experienced symptoms of illness since March 1, 2020, to report those symptoms in the Symptom Tracker. Residents' responses will help County and state officials dedicate resources to Summit County to ensure our needs are being met. All personally identifiable information is protected and will not be shared, sold or used to contact respondents.

On the Symptom Dashboard, community members can view anonymous aggregated data from all respondents and sort the data by ZIP code. Data displayed on the Symptom Dashboard includes responses by age group, responses by ZIP code, a symptom onset timeline and symptoms by ZIP code. Symptoms include cough, fever, sore throat, headache, muscle aches and shortness of breath.

Any resident of Summit County who has had any symptoms of illness since March 1, 2020, is strongly encouraged to report them anonymously on the Symptom Tracker. 
Summit County residents should complete the online symptom reporting form in the tracker for each person in their household who is exhibiting symptoms or has exhibited any symptoms dating back to March 1.

The form should be completed once for each separate illness. Take, for example, a person who was sick with nausea, vomiting and fever on March 1, and then sick with fever, cough and sore throat on March 20. On March 10, her daughter was sick with fever and cough. She would complete the form three times, once for each illness.