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Landau’s COVID-19 Update

I wanted to let you know that in late October I contracted COVID-19 and have since tested positive for the virus.

My symptoms were pretty mild-I got tired very easily and lost my sense of taste and smell, but it could have been a lot worse, and I’m actually feeling grateful.

I’m grateful that because of the pandemic, I’m not where I usually am, which is around lots of people…on tour, inairports, hotels, on airplanes, in theaters and performing arts centers, around my musicians, fans, and friends. Normally, I would be interacting with literally hundreds of people every week.

These days, like lots of folks, I’m staying home most of the time. But, during one of the very few times I ventured out, I caught the virus at a small private get together to carve Halloween pumpkins with my son. Thankfully, he has tested negative for the virus.

I began self-quarantining as soon as I started to feel sick and have been following the guidelines of my county health department.

I wanted to let you know all this because if I can catch the coronavirus, you and your loved ones can too. Please practice social distancing, always wear a mask around others, and wash your hands a lot. Think about your parents and grandparents and others you care about, and please do the right thing.

Also, I’ve thought a lot about how I can do my part to help others and turn this into a positive. When I’ve built up antibodies and test negative, I plan to roll up my sleeve and donate plasma to help others in their fight against COVID-19.

If you were sick but have tested negative and 14 days have passed since you last had symptoms, or if you tested positive but have been symptom-free for 28 days, please consider joining me in making a plasma donation. Contact your local American Red Cross chapter to find out how.

I’m very fortunate; my case of the virus was very mild. I pray every day for those who are really sick with COVID-19, and for the family members of people who have lost their lives to this terrible disease.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and let the people you care about know how much you love them every day. Keep the faith!


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