Keep Yourself and Your Family Healthy During Respiratory Illness Season
Symptoms of COVID-19 may include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Symptoms may vary depending on whether you have gotten the vaccine.
Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after you are exposed to the virus. If you have any of these symptoms, consider getting tested. Learn more about testing and find your nearest location.
Isolation and Exposure Guidelines
- Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed to COVID-19.
- Get tested at least 5 days after your exposure to COVID-19.
- Continue isolation and exposure guidelines for 10 full days.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for guidance if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 or if you test positive for COVID-19. The site includes detailed information and an Isolation and Exposure calculator to help you keep others safe.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Availability
Everyone 6 months and older should get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Northwestern Medicine will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 2023 – 2024 formula.
Learn more about availability.