Symptoms of COVID-19

Those who are infected with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. 

You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu.

Symptoms have included:

• New or worsening cough

•  Sore Throat

• fever

• Runny Nose

• Headache

Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19.

Recent evidence indicates that the virus can be transmitted to others from someone who is infected but not showing symptoms. 

This includes people who:

• have not yet developed symptoms (pre-symptomatic)

• never develop symptoms (asymptomatic)

While experts know that these kinds of transmissions are happening among those in close contact or in close physical settings, 

it is not known to what extent. This means it is extremely important to follow the proven preventative measures. 

 More information is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus


If you are experiencing symptoms

If you have 2 or more symptoms (fever, a new cough or a cough that's getting worse, sore throat, runny nose or headache), 


When to call 811

Not everyone who has concerns about COVID-19 needs to call 811. 

To find out if you need to call, visit; 811.novascotia.ca


Testing

Nova Scotia Health Authority has established COVID-19 assessment centres. 

If you need in-person assessment, 811 will refer you to a centre. 

Do not go to a COVID-19 assessment centre unless 811 referred you.


Take care of your mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic is new and unexpected. This situation can be unsettling and can cause a sense of loss of control. 

It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared, or worried in a crisis. 

Make sure to care for your mental and physical well-being and to ask for help if you feel overwhelmed.

Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Toll-free: 1-888-429-8167

Remember to remain positive and do your part in maintaining social distancing, 

wear a face mask in public and use hand sanitizer and when you are home, wash your hands frequently. 

Let us do this together because together we will get through this.  

'What the world needs now is solidarity. With solidarity we can beat this virus and build a better world'

(UN Secretary-General António Guterres)