The following recommendations are based on guidance from the
World Health Organization,
the Center for Disease Control
and the Washington Ozaukee County Public Health Department
Symptoms for COVID-19 are as follows:
- Repeated shaking with Chills
- Muscle Pain
- New loss of Taste or Smell
- Shortness of Breath
- Sore Throat
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Not all people who are infected will develop symptoms, however they may still spread the virus.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart, lung disease, or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
If you are experiencing symptoms, please call your primary care provider for medical advice
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 seek immediate medical attention. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Note: This is an ever-evolving situation. Please monitor the Center for Disease Control and the Washington Ozaukee County Public Health Department for updated guidance.
Prevention and Self-Care
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover your cough or sneeze
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Wear a cloth mask in public settings (This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms) –
DIY instructions from the CDC