The female employee at a U.S. military vacation lodge in Germany facing ten years in jail for going on a bar crawl when she had coronavirus apologized to her co-workers after discovering she was infected.
Named only as Yasmin A., the 26-year-old was awaiting her test results after a recent vacation to Greece, and already had a sore throat when she partied for several nights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
In a screenshot of a text message allegedly sent by the woman to other co-workers who partied with her on several nights in the lead-up to her positive test, she thanked them all for coming to her 'rona party' and claimed 'I didn't know I had the rona when we went out'.
A former employee who supplied the text claimed Yasmin also remained working at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort before she tested positive, setting up a conference for US military top brass about preventing the spread of coronavirus.
The former employee claimed, however, that the blame was not entirely on the resort worker but on the hotel, which encouraged a 'culture of concealment' that overlooked flaunting of the quarantining rules.
The Munich public prosecutor has opened an investigation after the woman, named as 26-year-old Yasmin A., went out partying in Garmisch-Partenkirchen while awaiting test results after returning from a vacation in Greece in early September
Yasmin A. pictured right with a friend. A former employee claimed she remained working at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, setting up a conference for US military top brass about preventing the spread of coronavirus before she tested positive for coronavirus
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort serves members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families
An alleged message thread with employees including Yasmin A. in which she states: 'I didn't know I had the rona when we went out' and thanks them for going to her 'rona party'
The woman faces jail time after infecting at least 23 others and exposing more than 710 people to the virus through her partying after the Greece trip in early September.
On Tuesday it was reported authorities had recorded three more COVID-19 infections in people who frequented bars visited by the 26-year-old, who works at the Defense department owned Edelweiss Lodge and Resort.
The location is an Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRC) Resorts that serves members of the U.S. Armed Forces, their families and other authorized users.
Yasmin is said to have visited the Peaches bar on September 3 and the Irish Pub in Garmisch on September 4.
A source told DailyMail.com that a strong drinking culture is fostered at the resort with employees having one last blow-out with friends once their contracts come to an end.
On the night Yasmin visited Peaches, they claimed that a large group of staff were leaving and she kissed several other employees. At this time, she was said to be feeling too sick to return to work.
She had also worked in the hotel upon her return, serving guests and staff in the hotel's Cafe and setting up conference rooms until the day she went for a coronavirus test.
Among them was a conference with the United States European Command about preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the US Army.
The resort has now shut down for two weeks but a former employee places some of the blame on the current outbreak with them for 'fostering the culture' of breaking the rules.
They said that even when the resort posted a statement on Facebook on Friday to announce the staff infections, guests were still allowed to check into the hotel and not told about the outbreak.
Yasmin is said to have visited the Peaches bar on September 3 and the Irish Pub in Garmisch on September 4 after her trip to Greece. She went straight back to work after the trip
Pictured right, Yasmin with a friend. She is said to have kissed several other employees on one of the nights out in the German town before she tested positive for coronavirus
Pictured right, Yasmin with a friend. She could face ten years in jail in Germany
A message sent from management to Edelweiss Lodge and Resort staff in which they were berated for their 'reckless behavior' in partying while a person had coronavirus
They claim these guests were simply told they would need to check out again on Sunday.
'I self-evacuated earlier this year when the Covid crisis inside the hotel became untenable, because there is not a strategy in place to protect the employees; but instead give the appearance that all is well and the hotel is operating normally,' they said.
'This culture of concealment is how this super-spreader event was allowed to occur, and why many so employees who live and work inside the hotel are now Covid positive.'