COVID-19 Symptom Assessment

IMPORTANT: Please have your child stay home while waiting for COVID-19 test results.

It is important to watch your child for COVID-19 symptoms and take appropriate action, depending on how severe symptoms are. Monitor the following symptoms described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)*:

Green Zone: In Control

Conditions and symptoms

  • Breathing easily without a cough or shortness of breath
  • Not wheezing
  • Not experiencing chest tightening
  • Not experiencing any weakness
  • Not vomiting or having diarrhea

Continue to

  • Take your child's temperature twice a day
  • Keep a daily log of symptoms
  • Separate your child from other people
  • Help your child get rest and stay hydrated
  • Stay in touch with your child's doctor

Yellow Zone: Caution

Conditions and symptoms

  • Under 12 months old
  • Heart or lung disease or diabetes
  • Fever higher than 100.4
  • Increased coughing and/or sputum
  • Feeling more tired than usual
  • Less of an appetite
  • Occasional vomiting and/or diarrhea

Continue to

  • Monitor and keep a log of your child's symptoms
  • Help your child get rest and stay hydrated
  • Manage fever as directed by your child's doctor
  • Notify your child's doctor of worsening symptoms

If you notice a Yellow Caution, work closely with your child's healthcare team.

Call your child's pediatrician. If your child does not have a doctor, make a telehealth appointment with one of Memorial’s primary care doctors at 954-276-5552 or use our telehealth services to have a doctor assess your child and direct you on next steps.

Red Zone: Emergency

Having just one of these symptoms requires immediate medical attention:

  • Having a hard time breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Feeling confused or forgetful
  • Not able to stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Call 911 or go to the Emergency Room immediately!

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Call your child's doctor about any symptoms that are severe or concern you.