Korey Mudd wasn’t fazed by the cleaning crew outside his Mexico hotel room when he and his wife returned from the pool.
“There was someone wiping down the door and the handles and stuff,” he said. “They asked me if it was my room, and I said, yes.”
The 30-year-old control room operator didn’t grow concerned until a hotel manager and other officials pulled up in a golf cart.
They delivered bad news: Mudd’s COVID-19 test, taken that morning at the hotel so he could board his flight home to Michigan under new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rules