COVID frustration and fatigue. I am most frustrated that we don’t have clear information, guidance, and an understanding of what is safe or uniform protocols for managing the risk of spread. I don’t go anywhere without a mask because that much seems clear to me. I can’t fathom being the reason someone else is exposed to COVID.
Zoom and phone calls have had to do to stay connected with family, friends, and clients. Given the uncertainty, I’m gonna fall on the side of caution.
I was happy to finally get to visit my client in person in their new community. During the screening process at the front of the community, I was asked if I had left “Virginia” in the past 14 days, I shared that I had been in Washington, DC — which is less than one mile from my home. It’s also less than 7 miles from the Adult Community I was visiting. Because I had been “out of state” I was given a hair net and a plastic smock.
I had never heard of these “covid precautions” but was fine to do whatever I needed to do so I could visit.
I’m a rule follower but find it hard to understand the rules. If it means it will keep someone else safe, I’m gonna do what is asked of me.
I hope you and your family are finding ways to stay connected and support your loved ones. I’m seeing how the isolation is impacting several of my clients and hope we have a clear way forward soon. Prayed.
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Kay, kudos to you for keeping your eye on the priority and doing the right thing in terms of respecting the “rules.” Despite what may seem to be somewhat nonsensical under the circumstances, following extra safety procedures is not likely to cause anyone any harm and if it is what you need to do in order to give that elderly client the chance for a visit with you, it is well worth the modest inconvenience.
I didn’t mind at all but it seemed a bit unusual. We had a good laugh at my “outfit”!