DURHAM, Calif. - The Coronavirus is hitting one family particularly hard - infecting all four members of the Kennelly family in Durham.
Action News Now reporter Esteban Reynoso spoke with the family about what it's like living with Covid-19.
"You really don't want to get this. It's not the flu. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemies," they explained, each sharing their take on this new disease.
"It's nothing that I've ever experienced before," said Scott Kennelly. "You'll experience these moments of feeling a little bit better and you think that you've turned that corner -- only to discover an hour or two later that you're back to where you were."
The couple said it felt like they had been hit by a truck, and said sometimes, they said, they just felt like they just wanted to die.
The Kennellys said they did their best following all recommended guidelines — doing all the social distancing, making sure they were wearing masks and limiting their contacts. But, they said, they did not see it coming that their son Grayson's interaction with some teenage friends would bring the Coronavirus into the house.
"Some of my buddies or people that I could've been around were not or did not practice social distancing or the safety techniques that are needed to really be done to prevent Covid," Grayson explained.
Grayson was experiencing symptoms. Then his mom tested positive. The next day Grayson tested positive. His father and sister also tested positive, right around the same time.
Butte County Public Health Officer Dr. Bernstein says your first exposure to Covid-19 determines how severe symptoms are.
"The more viral load you receive in that initial exposure, the more likely the disease will progress to a severe disease, depending very much on that initial viral load," explained Dr. Bernstein.
Grayson has a warning for people in his age group. He said, "You don't know what it can do to the ones you love, and the ones you care about." He said protecting your parents and family is very serious.
Scott and Kelly say they have improved slightly since the interview but said the cough and fever still lingered, even nine days later.