A US citizen who allegedly refused to quarantine and instead went on a pub crawl in a Bavarian town — sparking a COVID-19 outbreak — has been named as a 26-year-old Florida woman who thanked her co-workers for going to her “rona party,” according to a report.

Yasmin Adli, who works at a hotel resort for US forces stationed in Germany, had been awaiting test results after a jaunt to Greece when she partied in Garmisch-Partenkirchen – although she already had a sore throat, the Daily Mail reported.

She allegedly texted several of her co-workers who had partied with her for several nights before receiving her positive result, according to the news outlet, which published a screenshot of a message in which she thanked them for showing up at her “rona party.”

“I didn’t know I had the rona when we went out,” the alleged super-spreader wrote, according to the report.

After being tested Sept. 8, she was directed to quarantine until the results were available — but allegedly flouted those instructions and went out that evening, according to the report.

Two dozen people at her workplace — the Edelweiss Lodge recreation center for US Armed Forces — have tested positive, Garmisch-Partenkirchen District Administrator’s Office press officer Stephan Scharf has told CNN. The town itself saw a spike in cases, he said.

More than 700 people also have been exposed to the virus because of her partying, the Daily Mail reported. The resort has since been shuttered for two weeks.

A former lodge worker claimed Adli remained working there before she tested positive – and even set up a conference for top US military officials about preventing the spread of the deadly bug, the outlet reported.

But the former staffer also blamed the resort, which allegedly encouraged a “culture of concealment” that overlooked flaunting of the quarantine protocols, according to the outlet.

A source told the Daily Mail that even after the resort posted a statement on Facebook about the staff infections, guests were still allowed to check-in and not informed about the outbreak. The source claimed the guests were just told they would have to check out again a couple of days later.

“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,” the source told the Daily Mail.

“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.”

The former employee accused management of being “criminally negligent throughout the pandemic” and to “have fostered the dangerous culture which enables their employees to remain unconcerned about the ramifications of this virus.”

“When the current situation came to light, ELR management quickly scrambled to begin covering themselves and protect the image of the hotel,” the former staffer told the outlet.

“They quickly pulled about 80 percent of the staff from working stations — where many were actively serving employees — and forced them back to their rooms while local testing officials were brought on base to begin a sweep of the quarantined individuals.”

The Daily Mail said its attempts to reach Adli for comment were unsuccessful and that she has deleted her social media profiles.

As of Tuesday, the total number of infections in the town stood at 59, including 25 staff at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, the Daily Mail reported.

District Office spokesman Wolfgang Rotzsche said that “if the woman has actually consciously accepted this risk, then she should also be legally prosecuted,” according to the outlet.

A US Army spokesman said Bavarian regulations about the coronavirus apply to everyone, including US civilian employees.

“The US Army in Bavaria keeps its soldiers and civilians as well as the Bavarian ordinances with regard to limiting the spread of the virus to a high standard,” spokesman Donald Wrenn told Bild, according to the Daily Mail.

“Any violation of these regulations would be inconsistent with our behavior and our efforts to keep our communities safe,” he added. “Our main focus is currently on the thorough and precise identification of contact persons as well as additional tests to limit the possible spread of COVID-19.”

John Tomassi, a spokesman for the US Army Europe, said the military is conducting its own probe and is recommending that anyone who came into contact with the woman be tested for the coronavirus.

Andrea Mayer, a spokeswoman for prosecutors in Munich, has confirmed that her office has opened a preliminary probe into the woman on suspicion of causing bodily harm.

“The investigation is ongoing,” she said.

Adli and the Edelweiss Resort did not immediately respond to several messages from The Post.

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