Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different types of coronaviruses and most of the time, coronaviruses cause mild respiratory illnesses like the common cold. Common symptoms for COVID-19 include: a fever above 38 degrees Celsius, a new cough, or worsening chronic cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, a new onset of fatigue, a new onset of muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste, loss of sense of smell, and in children, purple markings on the fingers and toes. To learn more about COVID-19 please visit the Living with COVID-19 website.
Before calling 811, use this self-assessment tool to help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself or on behalf of someone else, if they are not able.
If you have symptoms :
- You can contact your primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner) or call 811
- Please do not visit a hospital, physician’s office, lab or healthcare facility without calling first.
- If you work as a health care professional, such as physician, nurse practitioner, nurse, pharmacist/technician, Ambulance NB, Extra Mural program, first responder or related dispatcher, staff in hospitals, nursing homes, and other institutional or group living settings providing direct patient care/contact please self-isolate and call 1 833 475 0724.
- If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911 immediately and advise them of your symptoms.
MyHealthNB – Access your COVID-19 Information Online
If you were tested for or vaccinated against COVID-19 in New Brunswick, are 16 or older, and have a Canadian Health Care Number, register for a MyHealthNB account to check your own results and record online at myhealth.gnb.ca.