If you have a fever or cough, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. Public health officials recommend keeping track of your symptoms, and if you have an emergency warning sign like trouble breathing get medical attention right away. More information on symptoms and testing is posted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.
Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 testing guidance
As testing capacity expands, testing is now available for people who:
- Have COVID-19 symptoms (cough, shortness of breath and fever) AND
- Have a risk factor, such as
- Contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19
- A compromised immune system or a serious chronic medical condition
Testing is also available for those with or without symptoms who:
- Work in a health care facility
- Work in correctional facilities, such as jails or prisons
- Serve as first responders, such as paramedics, emergency medical technicians, law enforcement officers or firefighters
- Support critical infrastructure, such as workers in grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, gas stations, public utilities, factories, childcare and sanitation
A list of testing sites can be found online at www.coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites or www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid-19-testing-sites.