How long can the coronavirus live on surfaces, can I get COVID-19 twice, and every other question you might have about the pandemic


We asked an epidemiologist all your COVID-19 questions

How do I know if I have the COVID-19 infection?

This illness usually looks like a common cold. Anytime between about two and 14 days after exposure,people usually  get a fever and cough. People may also experience shortness of breath, Rivers says, though it probably doesn’t occur with most mild infections.

 You should call your doctor if you develop symptoms after having close contact with an infected individual or visiting any area with ongoing community spread, according to the CDC.