"It happened very early in the pandemic, like late March, early April," the 47-year-old shared during an interview with the TODAY show on September 15. "We were doing our best before, and I thought I had the flu, and I didn't want to be paranoid about it. And then I lost my sense of taste and smell, which was a big indicator, so we holed up."
While the father of two dished that the family is on the mend six months after being exposed, he described the recovery process as "not pleasant, but we got through it," adding that he and his family now "have antibodies."
"We want to make sure everyone's doing their best to slow this down every way possible, for sure," the How I Met Your Mother star added.
Harris and Burtka, 45, their twins and dogs have been social distancing together since the beginning of the pandemic. In May, the actor shared a glimpse of what his family has been up to during this time. "My parents (aka Mamaw and Papaw) can’t physically be with my kids these days. But we still try to get together. Virtual Go Fish went surprisingly well!" Harris captioned a video of his tots playing a card game with their grandparents online.
In an Instagram post for the comedian's birthday, Burtka spoke about how the family is using this period "to spend more quality time" together and couldn't help but gush over their sweet relationship. "Thank you @NPH for being a fantastic father, a perfect spouse and an overall magnificent man," he wrote.