AKRON, Ohio – Amy Driscoll followed all the recommended protocols.
Wash your hands. Use hand sanitizer. Don’t touch your face.
The Hudson, Ohio, resident still contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that has caused daily life in many places around the world to come to a screeching halt.
Her first reaction when her test results came back: “Are you kidding me?”
Driscoll became the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ohio’s Summit County last week, posting about her experience on Facebook – under her maiden name of Brock – as a way to encourage others to take the disease seriously.
“I was really sick,” she said. “I was really scared there for a little while about how sick I was.”
Summit County Public Health could not confirm or deny whether Driscoll was the second confirmed case in the county, identifying the individual only as a person in their 40s.