It’s spring. That means seasonal allergies. How do you tell the differences between COVID-19 and seasonal allergies? Dr. Jennifer Johnson is a family medicine physician with Mayo Clinic.

“A lot of the symptoms do overlap,” said Johnson. “The big difference is COVID-19 causes fever and shortness of breath. It’s unlikely seasonal allergies would cause either of those symptoms.”

Johnson says allergies usually come on over the course of a few days while COVID-19 is more of a sudden on-set.