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WOWT morning anchor Danielle Avitable had been gone from the air for two weeks without any explanation.
Now, she’s back on the desk at the Omaha, Neb., station, and she has shared that she was out because she had Covid-19.
“When I got my results I was shocked because I didn’t have any symptoms at the time and I took all precautions like wearing a mask, sanitizing and temperature checks,” Avitable said on social media yesterday.
The morning anchor, whose previous post had been on Sept. 23, quarantined for two weeks and has since recovered. Her biggest fear was the unpredictability of the virus and its effects, she said.
“I was mainly just tired and lost my taste/smell, but I got it back!” Avitable wrote. “I still have shortness of breath, but only when I walk up stairs. Today was my first day back at work after two negative test results. Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out!”
Avitable returned to the morning desk on Thursday. No word if anyone else at the station was infected. You can see her thread below.
For the past two weeks I’ve been out of work…
I tested positive for Covid-19.
When I got my results I was shocked because I didn’t have any symptoms at the time and I took all precautions like wearing a mask, sanitizing and temperature checks. (Continued in thread) pic.twitter.com/NrcIGSRKDL
— Danielle Avitable (@Danielle_WOWT) October 8, 2020