By Sydney Bucksbaum
March 21, 2020 at 06:07 PM EDT

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Younger star Debi Mazar has tested positive for the coronavirus.

On Saturday, the actor took to Instagram to reveal her diagnosis. "I have just tested positive for Covid-19. I AM OK!" she wrote. "About a month ago my entire home (husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug - Low grade fever, headaches, sore throat, body aches, ears ringing and a dry cough. It cleared up quickly. Seasonal I thought? but it felt unusual/different... Two weeks later, March 15th, I woke up with all those same symptoms but super intense body aches, and 102.4 fever. I figured maybe I got the flu or..Corona?"

Mazar went on to describe her struggle with getting tested for the novel coronavirus because she didn't fit the "criteria."

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"I hadn’t recently traveled out of the country & I hadn't been with someone who had actually tested positive," she says. "I found this kind of a CRAZY criteria for a NY’er as I had taken the subway, gone to the theater, the grocery store, the pharmacy, hair salon, etc."

When she was finally given the test for COVID-19, it came out positive. "I was sent home and told to quarantine myself until I had results, which would take 3-7 days," she says. "I'm hoping I’ve been through the worst of it already... One day I feel crappy and the next I’m normal. Today my lungs are heavy, but I’m tough. I can breath, and I’m going to heal here, in my own home!"

She ended her message with a note of positivity for all her fans. "Stay home people!" she says. "Protect yourselves & your loved ones. Build up your immune systems. Good Luck & God Bless us all!"

For the latest information on coronavirus (COVID-19), including how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick, please visit coronavirus.gov.

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