What should you do when you develop symptoms of a fever or cough? Stay calm and know that you might be suffering from one of several possibilities: a cold, the flu or, possibly, COVID-19. Call your primary care doctor for advice and to find out if you qualify for testing. Try to isolate yourself from others in your household and pay attention to your temperature and symptoms, such as a cough, breathlessness or diarrhea. Also, keep alert for a trend of your fever and shortness of breath. As such progresses, follow your doctor’s advice and/or go to an urgent care center.