A nail artist revealed how one of her clients showed up for an appointment even after testing positive for COVID-19 two days prior, claiming that she “desperately needed” a manicure.
The 26-year-old nail artist from Washington named Taylor shared in a since deleted Facebook post, screenshots of her exchanges with her client in a text message.
The Instagram page The Shade Room picked up her story and posted it on their page, and quickly became viral.
In the text message, the unnamed client claimed how she “feel really bad” and understand that she “should not have shown up” for her appointment, but she did so as she “desperately needed” to have her nails done.
The client then confessed that she tested positive for the virus two days before the appointment, and strongly urged Taylor to quarantine herself.
Upset with what her client had done and putting her health in danger, she responded that given the client’s condition, she was not supposed to take the appointment as she is immune compromised.
“I asked you before you even got here if you had been exposed to the virus and if you have had it at any point,” Taylor responded.
Washington’s Phase 2 COVID-19 requirements states that for personal service providers, “clients must self-screen for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 before arriving at the service provider location.”
Wearing face coverings is also required for a client while at the service provider location.
“I was just desperate to get out of the house! I was quarantine [sic] in two days,” the client said, “I’m sorry! I needed my nails done sooooooo bad! You saw how bad they were!”
Taylor has shared a portion of the text message on her Instagram page, and said that she had already reported the woman.
“Yesterday after I posted about this on my Facebook, the world has been up in arms with me and for me. I just want to thank everyone for their support, and encouragement,” the nail artist said.
“Keep on being good to others, and let’s kick this virus outta here. For everyone who keeps commenting, she HAS been reported. I cannot keep up with all the comments on Facebook and here with everyone saying that. Thank you!”