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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.