Symptoms and Testing Information

According to Austin Public Health:

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, please visit our “Information For Those Who Are Sick” webpage.

Q: How is COVID-19 testing conducted in Austin-Travis County? 

A: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) lab in Austin is now capable of completing COVID-19 testing, along with private labs. If you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, avoid the risk of spread at clinics and hospitals by using telehealth (see a list of telehealth services and services for uninsured here) or calling your health provider. Your physician will determine if there is another plausible diagnosis with similar symptoms (i.e. influenza).  

For suspected COVID-19 cases, your doctor will fill out a form. Austin Public Health will use this information to assess risk and criteria to determine whether a test is appropriate. You will be notified on whether you qualify for a test and will be provided with a test-site location. Until then, stay at home and self-distance. 
The CDC states to watch for the following symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Call your doctor if you…

Develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19
Have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

Here is a PDF of the symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019provided by the CDC. 

*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.

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