A Renville County man is telling his story of suffering and recovering from, COVID-19. 68-year-old Bird Island resident John O’Neill says he noticed symptoms on March 7th, shortly after returning from a trip to California. He was then tested on March 10th. He says when the positive diagnosis of COVID-19 came back he was immediately contacted by the state health department.

“Went through all the precautions, what to do, they also did an in depth interview of where I had been, who I had talked to, so they knew who exactly needed to be called and who didn’t.”

Local health officials commended O’Neill and his wife Pat for self-isolating in their home as soon as he experienced symptoms. Pat has shown no signs of COVID-19.