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Can You Believe This?

May 4th, 2021 at 07:30 pm

My son in Oregon called this morning to tell me one of his co-workers tested positive.  It is not someone he works closely with, but still, you have to figure there is a possibility of exposure.  He got a COVID test today, but he has to wait 1-3 days for results.  That means I might have to fly without knowing his results -- or cancel the trip.  Right now my head is spinning.

I am fully vaccinated.  He has had his first Moderna shot and is scheduled for the second in one week.  Also, he has aleady had COVID -- he was one of the first, back in March 2020.  I think the odds are very good that he does not have it, and even if he does, the odds are good that I will not catch it.  But who knows?  This is so distressing.

3 Responses to “Can You Believe This?”

  1. Lots of Ideas Says:

    Even if he tests negative today, there is a 14 day incubation period, so that doesn’t tell you anything except he doesn’t have it today.

    You can see how precarious this is going to be until everyone is vaccinated. You could be exposed anywhere along the way of your trip. He or anyone in the family could be exposed while you are there. The biggest risk is you will get there and end up quarantined - probably no big inconvenience to you. The airline would have to change your ticket, I think.

    Unless he gets a positive result before you get on the plane, I say roll the dice and go.

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    Oh no, what rotten luck! Best of luck with this decision.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Bad luck. But I think you still will be okay. Are you going?

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