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Last Wednesday, I found out that one of my office workers tested positive for Covid-19.  We did not know she wasn't feeling good prior to that.  Monday she worked, and as it turned out, she got a covid test after work, and did not tell anyone.  Her husband is a former partner and rents office space from us.  He worked Monday as well.  The expectation would have been if you think you are sick, then stay home.  If she got a test after work, she must have suspected she had Covid, if that's the case, the husband, being exposed to her should not have come to the office either.  Despite having a test on Monday, both still came to the office on Tuesday, and the husband was there on Wednesday.  Wednesday late in the day, we were informed she tested positive for Covid and that was the first we heard of it.  It goes to show you that no matter how hard you try to protect yourself and your employees (we have signs everywhere for social distancing, wash hands, do not come in if you are not well, and we even limit the number of people in the office to about 35% of capacity, etc), that it takes just one person who is reckless, selfish, and not caring to bring the entire house down.  Personally, when I'm at my desk, I work with the door closed, and when I leave the desk, then I mask up, as does everyone in the office.  Since this person and her husband work right in the next office from me, I was advised to get a test.  My contact was minimal, almost comparable to interaction at a grocery store.   My risk of infection was low, but still, I was advised to go get tested.  The next day, Thursday, I got the swab up the nose, etc.  It was an easy process, and found out on Saturday I was negative.  As it turns out, 6 of the 7 others there tested negative too, thank goodness, with 1 person who decided not to get tested, and is showing no symptoms.  The fallout of this is we had to close the office down, sanitize, and do everything you're supposed to do when running a business.  The two in question cannot enter the office until they provide proof of negative tests after 14 days of her positive test.  In the meantime, everyone else is working from home again, vs. 2 days in the office and 3 days out of the office on a rotating basis.  The loss in dollars to us because of this is real, all because one person chose to ignore the protocols that are in place during the pandemic.  The nurse where I got tested at it is because of people and attitudes like this that the virus keeps spreading. 
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Makes you wonder if/how we'll ever get through this when so many people are selfish and refuse to wear masks and/or social distance.  If everybody did both we'd flatten the curve totally.  I guess this is what you get when people are more concerned about their individuality and personal rights than they are about their social responsibilities.



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Makes you wonder if/how we'll ever get through this when so many people are selfish and refuse to wear masks and/or social distance.  If everybody did both we'd flatten the curve totally.  I guess this is what you get when people are more concerned about their individuality and personal rights than they are about their social responsibilities.





I get heavily criticized for saying the same thing.  Even my friends think their individual likes and dislikes are more important than the general well being.  I told one of the guys at the hardware store that I believe we have a year of this to deal with.

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Well when our great leader appears in public with no mask
what do you expect from his followers. I thought we opened too
soon because I figured no one follow even simple guidelines 

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We can get past this ongoing COVID-19 situation in a month if everyone cooperates in a complete coordinated shutdown beyond the patchwork levels of March and April.  

The coronavirus needs a living biological host to survive.  Once a person is infected, there are two possible outcomes:  the person dies or develops antibodies to neutralize the virus, usually in about two weeks.  Either way, the coronavirus must find a new host in that time frame.  
                      
The world has a choice -- sacrifice a month now to starve the virus, or endure another year or more of the same ongoing uncertainty, until an effective vaccine is developed and billions of doses are distributed and administered.
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The woman in my office who tested positive was tested 3 days later, and it took 10 days to get the results back of the 2nd test.  That result was negative.  Her husband, who also works in my office tested negative twice as did her son.  Everyone else in my office who was there that day all tested negative as did their spouses who were tested.  The amount of drama created by one person's recklessness shut down an entire office, as well as perhaps our employees trust in us as owners of the business.  Plus the trust in this woman and her husband is shot too.  Other than a bunch of negative tests, nothing good came out of this experience.   
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We can get past this ongoing COVID-19 situation in a month if everyone cooperates in a complete coordinated shutdown beyond the patchwork levels of March and April.  

The coronavirus needs a living biological host to survive.  Once a person is infected, there are two possible outcomes:  the person dies or develops antibodies to neutralize the virus, usually in about two weeks.  Either way, the coronavirus must find a new host in that time frame.  
                      
The world has a choice -- sacrifice a month now to starve the virus, or endure another year or more of the same ongoing uncertainty, until an effective vaccine is developed and billions of doses are distributed and administered.


I agree, the virus keeps spreading because people are not doing their part to slow it down.  I fear the winter time is going to be very tough.
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I have a friend and his wife that got Covid........ they are both about 60yrs old.  They were lucky...mild conditions.  Roll of the dice....  My friend had a fever for 3 days or so...not serious.  He lost his sense of taste...was tired and achy....  he wasn't very sick and was one of the lucky ones. His wife was the same... they both came out of it OK.  I told him he better get better, because we have a hunting trip planned in september...LOL    Plenty of space to social distance on this trip... Oklahoma Hog hunt trip 😉

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So I'm curious...after reading the most recent posts, then re-reading the original post, was the employee and her husband actually sick?  Or were you assuming they were sick because they got tested?  Based on the 2nd test, it looks like the first produced a "false positive," which apparently does happen.  So if that is the case, isn't the "plus the trust in this woman and her husband is shot too" a bit unfair?  Perhaps the lack of trust should be with the medical professionals whose test produces false positive results?

However it came to be that she decided to get tested, it was likely responsible on her part.  Telling her employer about the initial test results also was responsible, despite how you feel she handled it.  Would you have felt better if she had said nothing at all, got the 2nd test without anyone knowing, had it come back negative, and then continue like nothing happened?  I would assume that would have been better for the business, plus you wouldn't have felt any different toward her then, right?

After all...end result is no positive tests, no one sick (at least not with COVID).  On the other hand, a whole lot of unwarranted and unnecessary (as it turns out) panic about essentially nothing. Like much of the country, it seems like a bit of perspective is needed.  Everything now is panic, panic, panic!
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The woman had symptoms of covid, sore throat, extreme fatigue, etc, which is why she got tested to begin with. Our office protocol is if you are not well, do not enter the office, period, and that's the point. The responsible thing to do would be to stay home, given the circumstances at that moment in time. As a business owner, it is on us to provide a safe working enviroment. environment. And yes, a little trust of these individuals was affected, but as someone once said, this too shall pass. I'm glad it worked out for all involved.
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