Dorinda Medley called out her costar Ramona Singer for attending a ‘packed Hamptons party’ amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The 55-year-old reality star tagged her 63-year-old Real Housewives Of New York City costar in a critical tweet featuring a New York Times article revealing that Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Dorinda wrote that Ramona and all other attendees needed to be tested following the news of the COVID-19 transmission.
Reckless: Dorina Medley, 55, called out her Real Housewives Of New York City costar Ramona Singer, 63, in a tweet after she attended a party in the Hamptons despite a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases; pictured in May 2019
‘Anyone that attended Joe Farrell’s packed Hamptons party last week should get tested ASAP including @ramonasinger,’ Dorinda wrote, before including the news of Guilfoyle’s positive coronavirus test.
Guilfoyle was tested in South Dakota, where she went following the party to join President Donald Trump’s entourage for his pre-Independence Day speech and fireworks display at Mount Rushmore, which was attended by a large crowded that largely eschewed social distancing and mask recommendations.
Ramona had been spotted over the weekend at the same party she attended in Bridgehampton, Long Island, according to Page Six.
A short video from the party showed that most of the guests (believed to be around 100) were unmasked.
Close company: The Hamptons party was also attended by Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, who later tested positive for COVID-19
Singled out: Dorinda wrote that anyone at the party should be tested immediately, though she only bothered to tag Ramona; pictured in December 2018
So far, Ramona hasn’t responded to Dorinda’s tweet or criticism of her attendance, but she may not have feared catching the coronavirus at all.
On July 1, she told People that she had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, indicating that she had been sick with COVID-19 sometime in the past.
‘We both found out we have the antibodies, so we donated our plasma,’ she revealed.
Ramona claimed she had a mild illness in February, though was not tested for coronavirus.
Antibodies: Ramona hasn’t responded, but she didn’t claim to have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies to People, which would indicate she previously had COVID-19
Ramona claimed she didn’t realize she could have been sickened by the coronavirus because she was also diagnosed with Lyme disease around the same time, which often presents with flu-like symptoms.
‘I had no energy,’ she remarked. ‘I just wanted to stay in bed all day. I felt very tired, and I also had severe headaches.’
Her daughter Avery also came down with an illness at the same time, and they lived in separate parts of their house as Ramona feared her Lyme disease had weakened her immune system.
Didn’t notice: The reality star believes she had a mild form of COVID-19 in February, which she missed because she was also diagnosed with Lyme disease; shown in May 2019
The two have been quarantining with Ramona’s ex-husband Mario in Boca Raton, Florida, but when all three got a coronavirus antibodies test, Mario’s results were negative for evidence of a previous infection.
Although Ramona may have thought it was safe for her to attend a party maskless due to her antibodies, it’s not known yet that coronavirus antibodies provide long-lasting immunity from the virus.
Preliminary studies reported on in The New York Times suggest that some people may lose their antibodies quickly and be susceptible to reinfection within weeks or months.
Troubling news: Dorinda may still be on solid footing, as preliminary studies reported on in The New York Times suggest COVID-19 immunity may only last a few weeks for some people; shown in June 2019
In agreement: RHONY star Leah McSweeney reposted Dorinda’s tweet in her Instagram Stories
Dorinda wasn’t the only housewife who was upset with Ramona for potentially dangerous behavior.
Leah McSweeney shared a copy of Dorinda’s tweet about the Hamptons party to her Instagram Stories later on Saturday.
Last month, she posted a video to Instagram criticizing Ramona for ‘living it up’ after she was spotted in public while not wearing a mask.
‘I am so disgusted by some of my castmates and their families who spent the entire f***ing quarantine in Florida, living it up, showing everybody how they’re living it up,’ Leah said, while wearing a mask herself.
Mad about her: Leah previously criticized Ramona for not wearing a mask in Florida, then traveling back to NYC amid the pandemic
She vented her fury about her castmate going without a mask in Florida, even as the state saw a massive spike in coronavirus cases, before returning to New York.
‘Then Florida, of course, the cases surge. They f***ing come back to New York and are out like nothing, not quarantining, not taking this s*** seriously and basically laughing in all of our faces. F*** you, guys.’
Florida, along with Arizona, has been one of the hardest hit states in recent weeks.
Following its massive spike in coronavirus cases, public health experts have begun to call for a statewide shelter-in-place order to combat the overwhelming illness.