Symptoms/Protection/Testing

  1. Symptoms
  2. Who's At Higher Risk?
  3. Ways to Protect Yourself

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Fever 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Visit the CDC website for more information and for information on when to seek medical attention.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing Sites

In the early weeks of the pandemic, testing was limited to certain at-risk individuals or frontline healthcare workers.  However, you are now being encouraged to get tested — whether or not you have shown any symptoms of the disease.

I do not have any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. Why should I get tested?

Studies have shown that many infected people show no symptoms of the disease, otherwise known as an asymptomatic carrier. That means that most of the people who carry the virus do not know it. Simply put, it’s possible that thousands of infected people could unknowingly spread the disease.

Moreover, our ability to open certain sectors of the economy and keep them open depends on our meeting certain criteria set by the state of California. These indicators include the number of test conducted and positivity rates. If we can show we are testing a large number of people — while keeping the percentage who test positive down — we can avoid further restrictions from the state and reopen sooner.

How easy is it to get tested? 

Getting tested is easy. You will first need to make an appointment on the S. B. County COVID-19 Testing Site webpage.  There may be a few different testing methods depending on the location or facility.  All County-operated testing sites currently use a self-swab nasal test, while state and private sites my use other collection methods, such as a nasopharyngeal specimen collection which is a nasal swab administered by a healthcare professional.

How much time does it take?

Testing takes 10-15 minutes. Sometimes there is a wait time so please prepare by using the restroom ahead of time, bring water to stay hydrated and something to keep yourself entertained while you wait. Wearing a face covering to your appointment is required. It is very important that you keep your appointment. Skipping your appointment means you might be keeping another County resident from getting tested. If you are unable to make your appointment, please cancel it via the cancellation link in your appointment confirmation email.

Do I need a doctor’s prescription to get tested?

No, a doctor’s prescription is not required.

More Frequently Asked Questions

Know the difference between the COVID-19 tests

Before getting tested for COVID-19, it is important to understand the difference between the two tests that are being administered. Understanding the purpose of each test, how they are taken, and how to read the results will help determine why, when, and where to get the proper test. For a listing of drive-through testing events in the San Bernardino County, visit their website. 

Know the Difference Between Testing

Protect Yourself and Your Family

The City of Chino Hills is continuing to closely monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation throughout the County, State, and nation.  The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and the San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services are working cooperatively to keep cities throughout the County updated with the latest information and guidance on a variety of topics ranging from personal hygiene to travel advisories. 

  • All residents should continue to practice good public health hygiene
  • People should not be excluded from activities based on their race, country of origin, or recent travel if they do not have symptoms of respiratory illness
  • All San Bernardino County residents and visitors should continue to practice good public health hygiene, as this is the height of the flu season across the County

Public health officials recommend individuals take a number of steps to protect both their health and the health of those around them, which include:

  • Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.   
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.  
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using household cleaning spray or wipes that kills germs  
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • N95 masks are NOT recommended outside of a healthcare setting. Surgical masks can be worn by sick individuals to reduce their likelihood of spreading germs.
  • If someone becomes sick with a respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, they should stay away from work, school and other people to avoid spreading the illness and seek treatment from their healthcare provider.
  • People experiencing symptoms of contagious illness should seek medical guidance
  • Persons aged 65 years and older and persons of any age with certain underlying health conditions are at increased risk should they contract COVID-19 and are encouraged to self quarantine 

The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) has developed a Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Website for resources that can be used by the City, our businesses, and the community.  For the most updated information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where information can be found in Chinese and Spanish as well.

The City of Chino Hills will continue to monitor the situation and immediately inform the community if any specific precautions or guidance are provided by either the Department of Public Health or the Office of Emergency Services.