TJ Nelson, KVRR

BISMARCK, N.D. — A young Bismarck woman who tested positive for coronavirus is going public in hopes that others in her age-group will learn from her experience.

“I’ve been really afraid to talk about this because we were worried about getting hate,” said Alicia Rich.

“Because it’s definitely not an easy thing to like say out loud like ‘I have COVID-19, I have the coronavirus’ you know the thing that everyone is so, so afraid of.

I see a lot of people my age still going out or still hanging out with people and not self-quarantining themselves or not being as careful as they should be and it’s kind of scary to that and know that people really aren’t taking it that seriously.”

The 21-year-old works at the Bismarck airport where she may have contracted the illness. She says she had a fever and tested positive after a visit to her doctor’s office.


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