COVID-19, flu or cold

If you have a tickle in your throat, are you sure that it’s just a cold? Could it be the first sign of the flu, or even COVID-19? Use the symptom checker below to see what that sneeze might be telling you.

A chart showing symptoms of COVID-19, the flu and the common cold.

If you have symptoms that concern you, please call your healthcare provider. If you have symptoms that may be COVID-19, or if you have been exposed to someone with a positive COVID-19 test, we strongly encourage you to get tested.

Read more about navigating exposure to COVID-19 and symptoms.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency department.

Minnesota Helpline: 651-297-1304 or 800.657.3504
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Hotline: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4635)