Is my runny nose coronavirus or a cold?
With mild COVID-19, which happens in at least 80% of people, symptoms can include congestion or a runny nose. During this outbreak, it's best to assume any symptoms could be COVID-19 and isolate yourself from others. Even mild COVID-19 can be transmitted to someone else who could develop a more severe form of the infection. If you have not had a test to determine if you are still contagious, you should be able to leave home after you have had no fever for at least three full days (without the use of medicine that reduces fevers), your other symptoms like a cough have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared. After that, you should continue to practice social distancing and wearing a mask when in public.
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