Respiratory Illness Resource Center

Respiratory viruses include influenza (Flu), Covid-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions says that people with Respiratory Viruses (including Flu, Covid-19, RSV) have reported a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to a virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.

Immunizations, proper hygiene, testing and common sense measures (physical distancing and improving air flow) are effective in preventing or reducing illness. You can help stop the spread of illness in your home, schools and our community by utilizing these practices.


  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea


If you get sick, stay home... until your symptoms are improving and you have not had a fever and are not using fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours.

Getting Vaccinated

Vaccines are available to children as young as six months and older. Speak with your child's physician to determine what is best for your child.

Vaccinations are available at your doctor's office, school-based health centers, health department and at many pharmacy chains.