His job at a tractor supply company told him to get tested.
"So I called in sick because I had a fever the other night and they said 'Oh let's schedule a test,'" Brown said.
Married with two young kids, his wife tested positive before Thanksgiving. He once believed COVID was fake, but no longer.
"From seeing my wife, she said she had the flu before, but she said the headaches were pretty crazy," Brown said.
The long line of about two dozen cars on a campus parking lot was a grim reminder of the surge in Stanislaus County.
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