COVID-19 Symptoms

Watching for COVID-19 Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

No Symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms may not appear for 2-14 days after exposure.

Most common symptoms include:

COVID-19 symptoms may not appear for 2-14 days after exposure.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

  • Fever
  • Dry Cough
  • Tiredness

Less common symptoms include:

  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • A rash on skin or discoloration of fingers or toes

If you think you may have been exposed to or have contracted coronavirus, contact your primary care physician for instructions.

There are four UT Urgent Care locations open daily from 9 am – 9 pm available to assist you.

Severe Symptoms

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Loss of speech or movement

*This list is not all inclusive.

If you are experiencing severe symptoms, go to your local emergency department, but be sure to call and share your concerns and symptoms first.

For Additional Questions

For additional information or questions call the following COVID-19 information lines:

  • Knox County Department of Health COVID-19 Line: 865-215-5555 available 8 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Tennessee Department of Health’s COVID-19 Line: 877-857-2945 available 11 am – 11 pm daily. Call volumes are expected to be high. If you call and receive a busy signal, please be patient and try your call again at a later time.

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