Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administration office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location.

703-267-3511
TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director of Health

IF YOU FEEL SICK

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SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19: cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. 

What to do if you are sick

If you have these symptoms, and you had an exposure to COVID-19 (for example, a sick household member or you have traveled somewhere where COVID-19 is occurring), take the following steps to help protect other people in your home and community:

  • Call your health care provider. Your health care provider will provide you with information needed.
  • Isolate yourself at home and follow guidelines to check and report your health
  • Follow the recommended steps to stop the spread at home and care for your own health. See CDC's What to do if you are sick guideline
  • Let your close contacts — anyone within 6 feet for more than a few minutes — know you are sick so they can self-quarantine. Our new toolkit can help you identify and talk with your contact. 

 

 

CDC Symptom Checker

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a coronavirus Self-Checker to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. This system is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including COVID-19.

If you develop symptoms that require emergency care, call 9-1-1 and follow the emergency team instructions for care before they arrive. These symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

Note: Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

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