COVID-19 Symptoms

In case you weren’t aware, the State of Colorado has a really comprehensive website dedicated to everything COVID-19 related in the state. This particular page does a great job breaking down the difference between mild vs. worsening vs. severe symptoms. We have copy/pasted some of the pertinent information below.

Please note – if you have no symptoms (are asymptomatic) or mild symptoms, you likely do not qualify for a COVID-19 test at this time, even if you have been in contact with a known case of COVID-19. The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your community is to follow the stay-at-home orders, hydrate, rest, and self-isolate if possible.

However, if you have worsening symptoms and meet the criteria below, please call our office to set up a televisit or car appointment for evaluation and potential testing. If you have further questions regarding COVID-19, please call the Ouray County COVID-19 hotline at (970)626-5484.


Mild  

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.

Worsening   
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath

If you are age 60 or older, or you have underlying chronic medical conditions, you may need to check in with a health care provider. 

Severe  
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

Call 911 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. 


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