The teenager was named an alternate member of the US Olympic gymnastics group and had routine coronavirus testing over the weekend.
Her saliva take a look at got here again optimistic, her father stated.
“Later that afternoon or night, they examined her with a nostril swab … however the nostril swab got here again damaging,” Mark Eaker stated.
“In order that they thought it was a false optimistic. After which the subsequent day, they did one other saliva take a look at, and it got here again optimistic. After which in a while they did a nostril swab, and that one got here again optimistic. So two positives, and also you’re accomplished just about.”
Your complete household “examined right here at dwelling, damaging as properly. So it is form of a thriller as to how she wound up catching it,” he stated.
“She nonetheless feels nice — no signs,” her father instructed MCH Information on Tuesday. “She’s simply remoted in her room, attempting to maintain herself busy and hold herself entertained.”
Kara Eaker should isolate for 10 days earlier than returning dwelling to the US, her father stated.
“It was positively a disappointment for her and heartbreaking for us,” he stated.
“I feel she’s come to phrases with it already. She’s acquired a optimistic angle. She’s a robust woman.”
As for her US ladies’s gymnastics teammates, they’re going to have one other fan cheering them on from afar, Kara Eaker’s father stated.
“She hopes that none of them contracts the Covid,” he stated. “She’s wishing all of them very properly.”