Dear State of Missouri Team:We appreciate how this incredible team of nearly 50,000 members across Missouri has worked together through these challenging times. You have adapted how you live and work to respond to the COVID-19 public health challenge. As we transition to recovery, it is important to remember that COVID-19 will still be among us. Therefore, we want to provide you some important updates and tips to help you take proactive measures to stay safe, healthy and productive.First, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have updated its list of COVID-19 symptoms. They added six new possible indicators of the virus. TheCDCnow recognizes the following as possible symptoms for COVID-19 that may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:•chills•repeated shaking with chills•muscle pain•headache•sore throat•new loss of taste or smell •cough •shortness of breath•feverSecond, this is allergy season. Some of the symptoms of allergies may be similar to COVID-19 or other illnesses. These can be fever, cough and shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing. This can make it hard to know if you are battling allergies, the flu, a common cold, or COVID-19. To help you understand the different symptoms, take a look at our symptom checker:

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