Orange County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 ask residents to wear masks

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Two residents who tested positive for COVID-19 this month are asking residents to wear their masks.


Rose Castanon, 35, said she always wears a mask except when she exercises, and she believes that is how she was infected about two weeks ago.

“My body just felt really, really weak,” she said.

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On June 11, she received a message from her gym that a member had tested positive for COVID-19.

“When they put the class schedules on there, I noticed I went to the same classes that person went to,” she said. A few days later, she tested positive.

Ian Scott, 19, said he wasn’t going out. But when he did for essentials like groceries, he always watched his distance, had hand sanitizer and wore a mask.

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Still, he eventually tested positive, saying he must have come into contact with someone who had it.

Now, they’re urging people to get tested at the slightest sign they might have the virus, and to wear masks to help slow the spread.

“The American public doesn’t want to hear what they have to do,” Scott said. “People should be choosing to do it on their own.”

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“It’s not just to protect yourself, but it’s to protect others,” Castanon said. “And you don’t know who you’re going to infect that might possibly get their parents or their grandparents sick.”

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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