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Actress Laura Bell Bundy Reveals She Has Coronavirus

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By Clark Sparky

Laura Bell Bundy announced on Friday that she tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. The actress, who is best known for her roles in Jumanji and Broadway's production of "Hairspray," revealed the next on Instagram and held a Q&A with fans.

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"I’ve been quarantining since Thursday, March 12," Bundy said. She's been quarantining at home with her husband and infant son. "That day I had a headache and I just assumed it was a normal headache. A few days later I had a sore throat kind of come and go and I began to take some herbs prescribed to me by my acupuncturist and Chinese medicine doctor. A few days after that I had what I can only explain as a tightness in my chest and a shortness of breath that was also intermittent."

She answered a lot of fan questions in the comments.

"Do you have any idea of How you became infected? Did you or someone in your household travel recently?" one person asked.

"We traveled back from Florida a week prior to my first symptom, and I had a few work engagements the week of the 8th," Bundy answered.

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Another person asked why her husband hasn't been tested, and who is caring for their son.

"They won’t test my husband bc he already has symptoms. Our child may be a carrier so we can’t give him to someone else to watch. We just have to pray for the best and give him supplements the pediatrician recommended," she replied.

Staying Safe

Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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