The CDC updates its list of COVID-19 symptoms, adds six more conditions

2019 novel coronavirus — CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added six more conditions to its list of symptoms that may indicate a person has COVID-19. Previously, the agency only listed three symptoms: fever, cough and shortness of breath.

The symptoms added to the list are:

• Chills

• Repeated shaking with chills

• Muscle pain

• Headache

• Sore throat

• New loss of taste or smell

“This list is not all inclusive,” according to the CDC. “Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.”

The agency said a combination of a cough, shortness of breath and any two of the other symptoms may be an indication a person has COVID-19.

As of Tuesday morning, the Iowa Department of Public Health had not yet updated the symptoms included on its COVID-19 information site (, which still only lists cough, fever and shortness of breath as symptoms of the virus.

Thoughts? Tips? A cute picture of a dog? Share them with LV »


Join us at the Little Village HQ open house July 20

Become a sustaining member or make a one-time contribution:



Summer Programs 2020

Get 150+ local restaurants delivered to your door in the Iowa City & Cedar Rapids areas!

The Future is Unwritten

You look to Little Village for today’s stories. Your sustaining support will help us write tomorrow’s.


$10/mo or $120/year
The cost of doing this work really adds up! Your contribution at this level will cover telephone and internet expenses for one month at the LV editorial offices.


$20/mo or $240/year
$240 is enough to cover one month’s costs for sending out our weekly entertainment newsletter, The Weekender. Make a contribution at this level to put a little more oomph on your support and your weekend.


$30/mo or $360/year
(AUTO-RENEW) connects eastern Iowa culture with the world. Your contribution at this level will cover the site’s hosting costs for three months. A bold move for our boldest supporters!

All monthly and annual contributors receive:

  • Recognition on our Supporters page (aliases welcome)
  • Exclusive early access when we release new half-price gift cards
  • Access to a secret Facebook group where you can connect with other supporters and discuss the latest news and upcoming events (and maybe swap pet pics?) with the LV staff
  • Invitations to periodic publisher chats (held virtually for now) to meet with Matt and give him a piece of your mind, ask your burning questions and hear more about the future plans for Little Village, Bread & Butter Magazine, Witching Hour Festival and our other endeavors.