People with COVID-19 infection may have a wide range of symptoms — from no symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
If your child develops a fever, chest pain, increased work of breathing, significant/worsening symptoms, concerns for dehydration, or if you have any concerns about your child – please make an appointment with one of our providers for evaluation.
Common signs of COVID-19 (not all inclusive)
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases (12/29/21). URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Testing information for COVID-19
Testing is very important to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
At this time, we are providing PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 in our office for patients who have COVID-19 compatible symptoms. This is a send out test. Appointments should be scheduled with our triage nurse.
If you or your child have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 and are asymptomatic (without symptoms), we are recommending you access testing at another location. Stop the spread sites are offering free COVID-19 testing for patients despite symptoms. Urgent cares also offer testing, but it is important to check with your insurance plan about coverage for those visits. Please see our Find a COVID-19 Testing Site page for more information on local testing sites.
When to take a test if asymptomatic?
For asymptomatic exposures, it is recommended to take a test on day 5 after exposure. If testing prior to an event/travel, take the test as close to your event as possible, for the most accurate information on whether you have the virus in your system at that time.
Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases (12/29/21). URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/images/symptoms-testing/COVID-Testing-Flowchart_v2_Updated.jpg