COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that causes symptoms like fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after you have been exposed. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, you should get tested. Learn more about getting tested.
Vaccines have been proven to reduce severe illness and death from COVID-19. Several vaccines are authorized for use in the U.S. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines.