Guest admits COVID infection in memo that divides hotel staff


A hotel worker has shared a note she received from an alleged guest who informed her that she had COVID-19 in a viral TikTok video.

TikTok user @guerasworld posted the now-deleted video on May 1, and it received over 300,000 views before it was deleted. Viewers were split on the issue given the protocols for travelers if they tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one should not travel if awaiting COVID-19 test results.

A woman shared in a now-deleted TikTok video the note she allegedly received from a guest who told her they had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Above is an image of a positive COVID-19 test.
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“If your test comes back positive while you are at your destination, you will need to self-isolate and postpone your return until it is safe to travel,” the agency said. “Your fellow travelers may need to self-quarantine.”

In his video, @guerasworld showed a $20 bill left as a tip next to the handwritten note.

“I had COVID, so please disinfect the room as much as possible / be careful,” the note read. “If you get sick, I’m sorry, I did my best.”

The short clip was accompanied by the caption “Lol yikes”.

Viewers rushed to the comments section to share their opinions.

One TikTok user wrote that the guest should have notified reception, although one wrote that he would understand the situation better if the guest learned of his diagnosis while at the hotel.

Some wrote that it was courteous for the guest to tell anyone at the hotel of their diagnosis.

“OMG lol nice gesture even if at least they were honest,” one commented.

@guerasworld responded and said the note made her wonder if there were other guests who had COVID-19 who hadn’t disclosed this information.

“Probably how I got it in January,” she wrote.

In another response to a different comment, @guerasworld revealed that she hoped that because she was fully vaccinated, got the booster, and had COVID-19 twice, she wouldn’t fall out. sick after cleaning the room.

Before getting to work, @guerasworld said she aired out the room for several hours before entering.

A few commentators felt that it was not serious business.

“Come on guys, at least they tried,” one viewer wrote. “You know very well that you, your friend or your family have ever been out in public with a cold or covid.”

In a follow-up video, @guerasworld responded to a comment accusing him of being “ungrateful” for tipping.

She asked how she came across as ungrateful, and another commenter chimed in.

“The way you acted,” they wrote. “The fact that you didn’t say you were grateful. They [can’t] help the fact that they have become covid. Maybe they were protecting someone with a weakened immune system.”

However, other viewers defended @guerasworld.

“Ah, people really think a little money means people can treat you or treat you however they want,” one viewer commented.

“I do not know [about] them, but I wouldn’t be grateful to know that I got in touch [with] covid,” wrote another.

Newsweek contacted @guerasworld for further comment.

Other videos of people sharing their experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic have gone viral.

A nurse shared a video on TikTok in December 2021 warning people to be on their toes during the pandemic or power surges could lead to overwhelmed hospitals.

Another video has gone viral after a woman documented her experience living through the lockdowns put in place in Shanghai.

A woman’s viral video showed her learning she was COVID-19 positive and pregnant.


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