VIDEO: Clark County Today reporter may have COVID-19

Jacob Granneman and his wife have been in self-quarantine since last week after experiencing symptoms


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CLARK COUNTY — Jacob Granneman, a reporter for ClarkCountyToday.com, has been staying home for the past week after experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19.

So far, the symptoms haven’t gone beyond a dry cough, tightness in the chest, fatigue, and some achyness, Jacob says, along with the peculiar loss of smell and taste that some have connected with the virus spreading across the globe.

Granneman says he first thought it may be allergies, but many of the symptoms were worse than he’s experienced in previous years.

After speaking with his healthcare provider, Granneman says he’s laying low and won’t seek to have the diagnosis confirmed through a test.

Medical experts are urging anyone who thinks they may have contracted the virus to stay home unless you absolutely need medical care, and to remain in isolation until at least 72 hours after your symptoms have completely gone away.

For many people, the infection seems to last up to 14 days, though it can be worse in people with underlying health conditions, or many over the age of 60.

Clark County currently has 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 28 newly confirmed cases on Thursday, along with five fatalities.

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About The Author

Chris Brown comes to Clark County Today with 15 years of local news experience as a reporter, editor, and anchor at KXL News Radio and KOIN-6 TV in Portland. In 2016, he won an Oregon Association of Broadcaster's award for Best Investigative Reporting for a series on America's Violent Youth. He has also been awarded by the Associated Press for Best Breaking News coverage as editor of Portland's Morning News following the 2015 school shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The second oldest of eight home-schooled children, Brown graduated from high school two years early. After several odd jobs, he earned an internship at KXL Radio, eventually working his way into a full-time job. Brown has lived in Clark County his entire life, and is very excited at the opportunity to now focus full-time on the significant stories happening in his own back yard, rather than across “the river.’’ After a few years in Vancouver, he recently moved back to Battle Ground with his wife and two young daughters. When he's not working to report what's happening in Clark County, Brown enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, taking pictures, or working in the yard. He also actually does enjoy long walks on the beach, and sunsets.

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