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COVID-19 Symptoms:

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19 and should seek additional medical advice regarding screening and testing:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Fatigue (tiredness)
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny Nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

If you are concerned about your child: Find Out What to Do, using the

If you are concerned about an adult (yourself or another): Find Out What to Do, using the

Need to report a positive COVID-19 test result to your child’s school or your worksite after hours?  Please call (772) 260-8071 for assistance.

If You or Your Child Have Other Symptoms 

such as a new rash, injury, or bee sting, use the complete Symptom Checker below.

Returning to School (or Work) after COVID:

Stopping Home Isolation – Must Meet all 3 Requirements (CDC):

    • Fever is gone for at least 24 hours after stopping fever-reducing medicines AND
    • Cough and other symptoms must be improved AND
    • Symptoms started more than 10 days ago.
    • Patients with no symptoms (and no symptoms developed): stay at home until 10 days have passed since the date the sample was collected for their positive COVID-19 test.
    • If you’re unsure it is safe for you to leave isolation, call your doctor.
    • The Florida Health Department Protocol can be viewed here.
    • The July 21 CDC information <link to be added>

COVID Vaccine:

Get Your COVID-19 Shot:

    • Vaccines have saved more lives than any other public health action. They are the most powerful weapon we have against deadly infectious diseases. Follow the science.
    • Safe and highly effective vaccines are now available for people age 12 and older.
    • Get your COVID-19 vaccine. It could save your life and protect your family.
    • Find a Nearby Vaccine Site

COVID Testing:

    • The availability of testing and where to get it can vary for every community.
    • Your doctor is the best resource for up-to-date information on testing. Call them during office hours.
    • Here are some facts that may answer some of your questions:

+ - Diagnostic Tests

These tests can tell us if you have a COVID-19 infection now.

  • They are performed on nasal or mouth secretions. The timing is important on when to do this test:
    • With Symptoms. Get a test within 3 days of onset of symptoms.
    • Without Symptoms with a COVID-19 close contact. Get a test on day 5-7 after exposure. Reason: testing done during the first 5 days after exposure will usually be negative.
    • Tests for COVID-19 are mainly done on people who are sick (have symptoms of COVID-19).
    • Serious symptoms. Testing is routinely performed on patients who have serious symptoms or are admitted to the hospital.
    • Mild symptoms. Testing is not always done on patients with mild symptoms who don’t need to be seen.
    • No symptoms. Tests are usually not done on people who have no symptoms, unless they have a close contact with COVID-19.

+ - Repeat Diagnostic Tests

After a positive test, repeat tests are not recommended.

  • Even after it is safe to stop isolation (usually 10 days), tests may stay positive for up to 90 days. A positive test does not mean the patient can spread the infection once the required isolation period is completed.

+ - Antibody Tests

These can sometimes tell us if you have antibodies from a previous infection.

  • They are performed on blood. They are not done until at least 2 to 3 weeks have passed from the start of the infection. Talk with your doctor if you have questions about this test.

Use the Symptom Checker to learn:

  • How serious your symptoms are
  • If a healthcare visit is required
  • What steps you can take to relieve your symptoms at home