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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Quiz: What's Your Risk for a Severe Case of COVID-19?

Your Results: Low

You’re at lower risk for potential serious complications from COVID-19. But as we’ve said before (and we’ll say it again), no one knows how your immune system will respond to the virus, so just because you’re not at higher risk according to known risk factors, doesn’t mean you might not have moderate to more serious symptoms. It’s best for everyone to practice safe habits to help flatten the curve for all—and protect yourself—by washing your hands for at least 20 seconds whenever needed; avoiding touching your face; staying at home as much as you can; and practicing social distancing when you must go out for essentials (that means steering clear of large crowds and staying at least 6 feet from anyone you don’t live with). Wearing a homemade cotton face mask might help too, with some states requiring everyone to wear one in public. Check out our in-depth guide on COVID-19 for more info on how to stay safe.

Wondering what your overall risk of COVID-19 infection might be? We've got a quiz for that, too.

View a Breakdown of your Answers

If you have certain risk factors prior to catching the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, you might be among the 20% of people who have a tougher time kicking the disease to the curb. Why? Experts aren’t yet sure (they’re doing round-the-clock research), but many factors—health conditions, even your lifestyle—could impact your outcome. Some things you can change (smoking, for instance). Other things (like age!), not so much. It’s important to know the risk for how sick you could become so you can best monitor your health should you contract it.

One caveat: This quiz is just an estimate, not a definite. You still might be in that 80% of people who have mild symptoms from COVID-19, even with risk factors. There’s still a lot we don’t know and need to learn about this illness. We spoke with John Swartzberg, M.D., clinical professor emeritus, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology Division, and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, in Berkeley, CA, to develop a quiz that can help estimate your odds of developing a severe infection.

Question 1 of 8

Are you 60 years or older?

  • AYes
  • BNo

Question 2 of 8

Are you taking immunosuppressive drugs?

  • AYes
  • BNo

Question 3 of 8

Do you have a chronic medical condition such as: chronic lung disease, severe asthma, heart disease with complications, kidney failure, liver disease, diabetes, hypertension, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, obesity?

  • AYes
  • BNo

Question 4 of 8

Are you a man?

  • AYes
  • BNo

Question 5 of 8

Do you currently smoke?

  • AYes
  • BNo

Question 6 of 8

Are you pregnant?

  • AYes
  • BNo
  • CNot applicable

Question 7 of 8

If you have 2 or more any of the following symptoms, do they include shortness of breath?: Fever, a cough (possibly dry) that’s new, difficulty breathing, fatigue more than usual, diarrhea, loss of sense of smell, headaches, nausea/vomiting

  • AYes
  • BNo

Question 8 of 8

Are you a healthcare worker, like someone in the emergency room or an EMT, who comes in direct contact with potential COVID-positive patients without maximum adequate personal protective gear?

  • AYes
  • BNo
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