What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include dry cough, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, muscle and body aches, headache, loss of taste/smell, sore throat, nasal congestion, nausea/vomiting, and diarrhea. Most often, symptoms start 5-7 days after exposure. But it is important to note that you can have COVID-19 without any symptoms at all, and can still pass it on to others.
When can I get tested for COVID-19?
You should get tested for COVID-19 if you are experiencing symptoms. If you have been attending protests, cleanups, or any other events with large groups of people, it is recommended you get tested 5-7 days after the event even if you do not feel sick. If this test comes back negative but you are still concerned, MDH recommends being re-tested 12-14 days after potential exposure. If you have been within 6 feet of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more, you should get tested while following a 14 day quarantine period. In some specific cases, a shorter quarantine period may be okay— see the first link below for more information.
For a more in-depth layout of who should get tested for COVID-19 and when to quarantine:
Where Can I get tested for COVID-19?