Signs & Symptoms
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses including the flu and common cold. COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild to severe. Sometimes people with COVID-19 have mild illness, but their symptoms may suddenly worsen in a few days. Research shows that some symptoms are more likely related to COVID-19 than others.
Key symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Fever or chills
- Loss of sense of smell or taste
- Difficulty breathing
Other symptoms may include:
- Sore throat
- Loss of appetite
- Extreme fatigue or tiredness
- Body aches
- Nausea or vomiting
Children may show symptoms differently than adults. For example, fatigue may show in children as poor feeding, decreased activity, or changes in behaviour.
If you have any questions contact your health care provider or call 8-1-1.
Take a self-assessment
If you think you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 you can try this quick, online self-assessment tool:
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.