Ali Fedotowsky says she has to wait two weeks to receive coronavirus test results
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/18/2020
Ali Fedotowsky has revealed she must wait two weeks to learn the results of her coronavirus test.
The former The Bachelorette star -- who has been self-quarantining with her husband, Kevin Manno, their daughter Molly, 3, and son Riley, 21 months -- revealed earlier this week that she got tested for COVID-19 on Saturday after experiencing symptoms associated with coronavirus.
"I just called the place where I got my tests done to get an update and they basically said that the lab that does the tests called them to say it's going to be two weeks for cases," Ali, 35, said in a video posted to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday, March 17.
"Which is, like, how are we supposed to stop this thing if it's two weeks to get results?"
Ali added she doesn't understand why some test results take much longer to come back than others.
"I watch the news and all the people talking are saying they took the test and got the results that night. Like, where is the disconnect here?" Ali vented in her video.
"How can some people get results night of, how come some have to wait two weeks, and then how come some people can't get them at all? It's so crazy."
Ali had said she received the "intense" and "not pleasant" coronavirus test -- which included tubes being stuck up both of her nostrils multiple times, causing her to "tear up" -- to be safe because she was experiencing a tightness in her chest in which it hurt to take deep breaths.
Ali also reportedly felt really rundown and had chills.
Ali was initially told she would get her results from 48 hours to three weeks.
"Hopefully that's not the case," she said on Instagram earlier this week, "because if that is the case, our healthcare system is totally messed up."
Ali first appeared on Jake Pavelka's season of The Bachelor before handing out roses herself.
"Can you imagine how different my life would be if I had ended up with the person I chose on the Bachelorette?! It's surreal to think about," Ali captioned two photos of her kids on Instagram last week.
"I wouldn't have these two munchkins in my life (or my amazing husband) who are my entire world!... Everything will work out just the way it is supposed to be. Because there's no doubt in my mind that I was supposed to be Molly and Riley's mom (and Kevin's wife!)"