Symptom screening for COVID-19 testing

Use the symptoms/signs below to assess persons for COVID-19 testing. A score of ≥ 2 points indicates someone who should be referred for testing.

For those with chronic symptoms (e.g.chronic cough or fatigue) consider worsening of those symptoms over the last 2 weeks as meeting criteria.

Two points each

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shorness of breath

One point each

  • Household contact of person with COVID-19
  • Rhinorrhea (runny nose)
  • Pharyngitis (sore throat)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysgeusia/ageusia (change/loss of taste)
  • Dysosmia/anosmia (change/loss of smell)
  • Myalgia (muscle aches)
  • Severe fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills or rigors (shaking chills)
  • Chest imaging suggestive of COVID-19

Walk-up/drive-up testing is available 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 7 days a week outside the Webb Building (PAV G) on the Denver Health Main Campus. Testing at the Montbello Clinic location is available 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F and 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday. Testing is also available at Peña Family Health Center and Urgent Care from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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