CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago woman was finally done with quarantine Thursday night after living through a travel nightmare.
Marisa Fotieo tested positive for COVID-19 mid-flight on her way to Iceland and had to isolate in the plane’s bathroom.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
Fotieo was locked in the lavatory of the IcelandAir flight for three hours. She posted a TikTok video about it that has been viewed more than 4 million times.READ MORE: COVID-19 Disparities: First Peek Inside New Lifestyle Hub - One Solution To Ending Disproportionate Impact On Black Chicagoans
The Chicago teacher said she started feeling sick on the plane and took a rapid test. A flight attended asked if she would stay in the restroom until the flight landed.
“It was hysterical. I was crying. I was in shock,” Foteio said. “I was nervous for my family who I had just eaten dinner with. I was nervous for the other people on the plane.”MORE NEWS: COPA Completes Investigation Into Fatal 2021 Police Shooting Of Anthony Alvarez
Foteio isolated in a hotel for 10 days after arriving in Iceland, documenting her Christmas quarantine on TikTok. She and her family plan to return to the U.S. Monday.