Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
On Thursday, the former Bachelorette shared the news on Instagram by posting a photo of her and Tartick sitting in front of their Christmas tree and writing, “Unfortunately, this is our Christmas card this year.”
“We have Covid,” Bristowe, 35, wrote in the Post. “Jason and I tried to quarantine before seeing the family. We thought we were making a responsible decision to have a person who was tested for work every day. Negative tests 4 days in a row. The day on When we saw her, she became positive, which we all found out the next day. Now, like many, we’ll be spending Christmas alone. “
“We just want to let everyone know we thought we were safe, but Covid is bigger than us,” continued the Dancing with the Stars champion. “Today we think of everyone who spends the holidays alone, of everyone who is sick or overcome something (as 2020 taught us a lot to overcome), and everyone in the health care sector who was not in the family and around they take care of others for months and months. We’ll be fine !! be safe and happy holidays !! “
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Bristowe’s friend Tartick also shared the news with his Instagram followers, saying he and Bristowe have a “responsible quarantine plan” so they can spend Christmas with his family.
“Shame on us, we didn’t stick to the plan,” wrote the 32-year-old Tartick alongside a video of him and Bristowe. “We made the decision of an adult to allow a friend to work on a project she was working on during the quarantine period bc. She had to be tested and showed three consecutive negative tests for her work. On the way home Sunday, Saturday morning test came positive. “
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“You just can never be too careful and careful,” he continued. “There is no reconsideration of this godly virus, lesson learned. Thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected by Covid, those who have had a challenging 2020, the healthcare workers who give their lives every day for others and for those who have fewer families while on vacation. ❤️ “
In the video, Tartick revealed he was experiencing symptoms on Wednesday.
“Fever, pain, like a pool of sweat in your sleep,” he said before announcing that his temperature had reached 103.1 degrees.
“I know so many people suffer and go through so much,” said Bristowe on the video. “This year 2020 was about overcoming things. This is going to be something we have to overcome. It sucks. Our hearts go out to people who cannot be with their families. We hope everyone stays safe . “
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“If you put it in perspective, we’ll be healthy, we’ll get through this and people have been through a whole lot worse,” added Tartick.
“You can never be too careful,” said Bristowe.
“Lesson learned and we’re going to war here,” Tartick concluded.
As of Thursday morning, at least 18.6 million cases of coronavirus had been reported in the U.S., and at least 327,993 people have died since the pandemic began, according to a New York Times database.
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