Long Island man with COVID-19 shares his story: 'You can get through this'

Posted at 8:09 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 08:09:39-04

CENTER MORICHES, N.Y. — A Center Moriches man started feeling symptoms of a sickness coming, but he said it wasn't like a cold or the flu, "It was something you felt you can power through."

Christopher Yackel eventually called his doctor, got tested and found out he contracted COVID-19.

Now he, his wife and two others have been under quarantine. He's feeling better, but his wife is now feeling symptoms and awaiting her test results.

Yackel shares his story, reminding everyone "You can get through this."