Feeling Sick?

Symptoms of COVID-19


May appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call your health care provider for instructions. While not a substitute for professional medical guidance, you can also use a screening tool like the CDC Self-Checker for what next steps to take.

Do not go to the emergency room or the health department for testing. However, you should call 911 if you have a medical emergency and seek immediate medical attention if you show any emergency warning signs such as trouble breathing, pain in the chest or bluish lips/face.

You can also visit the 
CDC's website for steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick or how to care for others in your household that are sick.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing with CCPHC

One option for receiving COVID-19 testing is through Clay County Public Health Center. If you wish to be tested, please fill out the Testing Questionnaire. If testing if available, health department staff will be in contact with you shortly to schedule an appointment.

This testing is for Clay County residents only, by appointment only. There is no cost.

Self-Quarantine Recommendations

Please self-quarantine at home (do not leave) for 14 days if you:

  • Test positive for COVID-19 and/or are exhibiting common symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath).
  • Share a household with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you have returned from traveling to a state or country with widespread community transmission within the last 14 days as identified by the current CDC guidelines.
  • Traveled on a cruise ship or internationally.
  • Have previously been told by Public Health to quarantine because of international travel or cruise ship travel.
  • Received notification from public health officials (state or local) that you are a close contact of a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19. You should quarantine at home for 14 days since your last contact with the case. (A close contact is defined as someone who has been closer than 6 feet for more than 10 minutes while the patient is symptomatic.)


Coronavirus Self-Checker
COVID vs Flu Symptoms Chart
What to do when you are sick