Those symptoms might not be allergies, public health says

Jefferson County Public Health
Jefferson County Public Health(WWNY)
Published: Apr. 28, 2021 at 10:59 AM EDT
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Jefferson County Public Health is seeing several cases in which people with COVID-19 symptoms think they have allergies.

Officials say people are going to work or socializing for several days before getting a COVID-19 test.

And that means the virus spreads to other people.

“It is important to remain vigilant,” officials said in a release. “Social distancing, masking, and quarantine activities are proven effective measures to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

Officials say people should immediately isolate themselves if they develop symptoms and employers should continue to screen their workers for the illness.

COVID and allergies have some symptoms in common, such as cough, headache, sore throat, and congestion, but COVID can also bring on fever, chills, body aches, and loss of taste or smell.

Allergies typically include itchy eyes, nasal congestion, post-nasal drip, and sneezing.

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