A flight attendant who went live on Instagram alleging that Jamaican officials held her against her will and sparking rumors of trafficking/kidnapping after testing positive for COVID-19 has been let go from the airline she was employed with.
According to The Gleaner, Kalina Collier is no longer employed by JetBlue after the airline launched an investigation into her actions.
“After an investigation, the crewmember in question is no longer with JetBlue. We continue to offer our apologies for the frustration and concern this incident has caused and reiterate our confidence in the health protocols Jamaica has put in place,” Derek Dombrowski, Manager, Corporate Communications, said in a statement.
On January 30, Collier took an antigen test that came back positive. An hour later, she took another rapid test, which came back negative. She took a PCR test at the Ministry of Health and Wellness’s recommendation, and that test returned a positive result.
As a result of the positive test, she was placed in a 14-day quarantine per Jamaica’s coronavirus protocols.
Collier caused quite a stir on social media after she alleged that she was being held against her will at a Jamaican hotel. Because of her allegations, the hashtags #KalinaCollier, #SaveKalina, and #WhereIsKalina began trending on various social media platforms.
Collier flew out of Jamaica on Sunday.