COVID-19 Symptoms

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

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

If patients have symptoms of COVID-19 please call your clinic so we can prepare for your arrival. If you have respiratory distress, are having an emergency or have COVID-19 symptoms, 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 cloth face covering 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.