Possible COVID-19 Symptoms

People with COVID-19 can experience a wide range of symptoms. These can range from mild to severe. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. This is not a comprehensive list of all symptoms. Refer to the CDC website for the most up-to-date list and information.


If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, seek emergency care:

If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.


Daily Self-Screening Requirement

Each day, by coming to campus, NMU community members are attesting that they have performed a self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms to the questions below. They are also attesting that they feel well, do not have apparent COVID-19 symptoms, and do not know that they have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual.

  1. How do I feel physically?
  2. Have I recently developed any of these ailments, unrelated to any other health issues I have?
    • Cough, newly developed or worsening
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Chills or repeated shaking with chills
    • Feeling feverish or have fever above 100.4F*
    • Muscle aches
    • Abdominal pain
    • Runny nose
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Recent loss of smell or taste
  3. Could I have been exposed?
    • Someone in my household has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is displaying symptoms
    • I know that I have been exposed to someone with COVID-19

This questionnaire does not replace the judgment of healthcare professionals.