Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, was seen eating at a New York City restaurant two days after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Bystanders snapped photos of the 2008 Republican vice presidential contender during his visit to the upmarket Manhattan eatery Elio’s on Wednesday. It happened after she made headlines for a positive COVID-19 test, which caused the postponement of a trial in which she is suing The New York Times.
Following the beginning of symptoms or a positive test, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that persons isolate themselves for at least five days.
Palin dined at the same restaurant on Saturday, despite a local law that requires guests dining indoors at eateries to be vaccinated.
Palin, 57, has stated publicly that she will not be running for president.
Elio’s, which caters to celebrities, said earlier this week that it made a mistake by failing to check Palin’s immunization status during her initial visit.
Palin returned Wednesday evening “to apologize for the commotion surrounding her last visit,” according to the eatery. Palin dined in a heated outside shelter where vaccinations are not necessary on her second visit, which was first reported by the website Mediaite.
Palin’s website, her lawyers, and a spokeswoman who has worked with her all received messages on Thursday.
Palin would “stay home and isolate” if she “really ‘liked New York City,’ as she says, according to Fabien Levy, a spokesman for Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
Palin’s libel claim against The New York Times, which stems from the language of an editorial regarding gun violence, will now commence on February 3.