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Jon Bon Jovi Says His Son Had A 'Mild' Case Of Coronavirus

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By Clark Sparky

Jon Bon Jovi has been in isolation for 15 days with his wife Dorothea, daughter Stephaie, and sons Jesse, Romero, and Jacob. While talking with Entertainment Tonight, Bon Jovi revealed that he thinks Jacob contracted the coronavirus.

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"The whole family is together, all the kids are here with us," Bon Jovi told the outlet. "We've been here 15 days now, not that I'm counting. Everyone here, Jake had a mild version of it just the intestinal kind."

He said they turned the laundry room into a special "quarantine zone," and that's where his son stayed.

"We kept him in [the laundry room] until all of the symptoms had cleared and now he's a hundred percent," Bon Jovi told ET. Although he said he was never tested because it was difficult to get one.

"It stemmed from some of the young guys that we had taken in here that also tested, they were tested and tested positive and had the main symptoms but they had left, and so we just followed those same protocols," he explained.

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"It first of all goes to show the healing power of music," he said in reference to a video that showed Chicago residents singing "Livin' on a Prayer" out of their windows.

"It shows that kind of community like in those situations before -- like 9/11 or Superstorm Sandy or now this -- this is the time people come together and we shine a light on it and the truth is, little situations like this are happening every day to somebody across the country. This is that opportunity for me to show somebody else we are together."

Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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