Lisa Vanderpump tested positive for COVID-19. The “Vanderpump Rules” star took to Instagram on January 11, 2022 to let her followers know that she was infected with the virus.
“It finally got me,” Vanderpump captioned an illustration of himself who frowned. It is not known if Vanderpump experiences symptoms.
Fans filled in the comments section of the post, leaving the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star good wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery.
The reality star and restaurant owner had taken all sorts of precautions over the past few months, including implementing vaccine mandates (or proving a negative COVID test) in two of their California bars as early as August 2021, according to People Magazine.
“Due to the increase in COVID cases and the delta variant, from August 4th we will require all guests to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 24 hours prior to entry. The vaccination certificate can be in the form of a vaccination card, a digital version, a scan or a photo of the vaccination card and match your valid ID ”, says TomTom and Pump.
“Our priority has always been to protect our employees and guests. Please help us protect our community and let’s defeat this together. #GetVaccinated, “concluded the statement.
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While many people applauded Vanderpump for implementing strict COVID rules in their restaurants, others weren’t too enthusiastic about her decision to leave mandates. One of those people was Vicki Gunvalson’s current ex-fiancé Steve Lodge.
He went to Instagram to share a video slamming Vanderpump.
“What happened to the right to privacy of your health data?” Lodge asked in the video. “I guess someone forgot to tell them that vaccinated people can spread and get COVID as well,” he added.
His caption was critical of restaurants that generally require proof of vaccination. Lodge said this to require “violated the medical privacy of its customers”.
“I don’t see the restaurant asking for any of the more dangerous contagious viruses to be disclosed. Vaccination doesn’t mean you can’t get the virus or spread it, so why? ”He added.
In the first year of the pandemic, Vanderpump’s businesses suffered from federal government bans across the country. Their restaurants in California had been closed for months, and when they finally reopened, Vanderpump was faced with other protocols being implemented at the local level.
In November 2020, Vanderpump slammed California Governor Gavin Newson after bringing some parameters into play in relation to some kind of curfew.
“Hypocrisy at its finest,” wrote Vanderpump in a tweet that has since been deleted, according to Fox News. “@GavinNewsom All employees are soooo careful. Last week you were safe at 9:59 p.m., but at 10:00 p.m. … no, it’s dangerous. Except for French Laundry, ”she added, apparently calling him out after he was seen eating without a mask in Napa Valley.
“Don’t do what I do, do what I say. #lockdown. #restaurants. @GavinNewsom “, Vanderpump wrote in a subsequent tweetwhich is still live on Twitter.
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