Sarah Palin dines out at restaurant in Manhattan after testing positive for COVID-19
Sarah Palin dined out at a Manhattan restaurant on Wednesday night, two days after the unvaccinated former vice presidential candidate tested positive for COVID-19.
Palin, 57, ate at Elio on the Upper East Side in a heated outdoor structure, the restaurant confirmed to The Post. His viral release – which went against federal quarantine guidelines – was first reported by Mediaite.
A member of staff at the Italian restaurant dismissed the incident when contacted by The Post.
“S- is coming! People are coming to eat, we are not border police,” said one worker.
Palin reportedly ate inside the restaurant over the weekend and returned to “apologize” for the media frenzy.
“Tonight Sarah Palin returned to the restaurant to apologize for the fracas around her previous visit. In keeping with the vaccine mandate and to protect our staff, we have seated her outside,” Elio said in a communicated to the Post.
The temperature in Manhattan was 22 degrees at the time of Palin’s visit, according to Accuweather.
The former Republican governor of Alaska’s libel suit against The New York Times in federal court in Manhattan was delayed Monday after he tested positive on three rapid tests, Judge Jed Rakoff said.
“She’s obviously not vaccinated,” Rakoff noted, as he delayed the jury selection until Feb. 3 to give Palin time to recover.
“I look forward to seeing all of you and Ms. Palin on February 3,” he said.
Asymptomatic people who test positive must quarantine for five days and can only reappear in public after testing negative per CDC guidelines.
Restaurants in New York are required to verify proof of vaccination before allowing customers to dine indoors.
Palin said she would only be vaccinated “on my dead body.”
“I’m not going to. I won’t, and they better not touch my kids either,” she told radio host Charlie Kirk in December 2019.