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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