Information & Symptoms
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that is transmitted through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Getting sick from these droplets requires proximity to an infected person, or touching a surface that might have a droplet, then touching your mouth, nose and possibly eyes.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure. Primary symptoms of the virus include: Fever - Dry cough - Shortness of breath. As Banner Health explains, in 80% of patients, COVID-19 causes only mild cold symptoms. The elderly, and those with pre-existing medical conditions appear to be more vulnerable to the virus. People at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 should contact their health care provider early, even if their illness is mild.
- Banner Health, which also has a symptom checker.
- Arizona COVID-19 Hotline: Dial 211, or visit 211Arizona.org
- Pima County Health Department
- AZ Department of Health Services
- UArizona Coronavirus Information
- AZ Department of Education: School Closures
- Banner Health: Staying Safe as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease
- Keeping Your House Disinfected
- NY Times: Answers to Your COVID Questions