Hey There! This is an Update About Covid-19 in My Household
On September 27th my husband developed a mild, persistent sore throat.
On October 7th we started distancing in our home. (We have a 3 level split - he's been living in the basement, and I have been living in our upstairs level. Between is the main level with the kitchen, where he does not touch anything unless he has both washed and sanitized his hands.)
Evan got a test on October 8th that came back negative.
He developed new symptoms October 10th (3 days after we began distancing) and took another test on the 13th, which came back positive.
The CDC guidelines suggest quarantining if you have had "close contact" with someone known to be infected. The below is pulled directly from the CDC website.
"What counts as close contact?
You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
You shared eating or drinking utensils
They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you"
Per these guidelines, I have not had "close contact" with my husband during the time he was contagious (as early as October 8th), however we do share the ventilation system of the house. I have had no symptoms throughout.
Based on all of this, I feel it's the right thing to do to offer you the option to reschedule if you choose.
If you choose to keep your appointment, know that as always I will be wearing a mask and expect you to as well.
See the calendar below for a visual explanation! All questions are welcome.
Evan symptomatic, but not covid positive
Evan possibly symptomatic, no longer contagious
Evan contagious or possibly contagious
Sara distanced from Evan in the home