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COVID-19 Symptoms

Older adults and people with severe underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please call your clinic so we can prepare for your arrival. If you have respiratory distress or an emergency, call our emergency department at 417-328-6301 so we can prepare for your arrival. CMH Virtual Visits are also an option for those with non-emergency illnesses. If possible, put on a face mask before medical help arrives.

If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • 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 to you.

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