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Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:51 PM

We got a positive test at work. We are Teleworking/quarantine for 2 weeks.

I work very closely with this person. Iím their direct supervisor.

They are shutting down our building for a deep clean. Just got a call from my boss - we are staying home for 2 weeks.

Was able to get a test tomorrow at Patient First. 2-4 day wait. Got one for my daughter too. Waiting for her doctor to call me back to see if she should get th test and if the doc knows where we can get a rapid test.
My wife is out of town tending to medical crisis with her folks. No idea what we will do if Iím positive.

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Reply We got a positive test at work. We are Teleworking/quarantine for 2 weeks. (Original post)
underpants Sep 2020 OP
obamanut2012 Sep 2020 #1
underpants Sep 2020 #4
obamanut2012 Sep 2020 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2020 #2
underpants Sep 2020 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2020 #9
FakeNoose Sep 2020 #3
Klaralven Sep 2020 #7
underpants Sep 2020 #12
Thomas Hurt Sep 2020 #8
Hugin Sep 2020 #10
flamingdem Sep 2020 #11
underpants Sep 2020 #13
littlemissmartypants Sep 2020 #19
lunatica Sep 2020 #14
FreeState Sep 2020 #15
ProfessorGAC Sep 2020 #16
avebury Sep 2020 #17
LuckyCharms Sep 2020 #18
Polybius Sep 2020 #20
Rice4VP Sep 2020 #21

Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:54 PM

1. Good lord, didn't you just go back, too?

Hope all is well with you and your family. Fingers crossed.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 01:03 PM

4. Yeah in July.

I knew this was coming even though we followed everything we can possibly do including a night crew that cleans our offices daily.

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 01:04 PM

5. Your Governor tested positive, too

Poor RVA.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:58 PM

2. Were you masked, was that employee masked

all the time? If that wasn't the policy before, when you go back, you all need to be masked all the time while inside.

And for what it's worth, deep cleaning the building isn't all that necessary. The virus is spread person to person through the air, not on surfaces. Which is why wearing masks is the single most important thing to be doing. Wearing them properly, meaning the nose is always covered. And wearing the right kind of mask, not one of those loose neck gaiter things. I understand they are actually worse than useless, meaning they make the droplets even smaller so they pass through the gaiter, allowing them to spread farther through the air.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 01:08 PM

6. Yeah we've followed everything

Including nightly crew that clean our offices. Itís an educational setting too with people staying there.

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Response to underpants (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 01:20 PM

9. That's good to know.

However, a lot of people are not 100% faithful about wearing the mask properly all the time.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 01:00 PM

3. Oh my! Time to be careful




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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 01:13 PM

7. Early tests have a higher false negative rate than later tests after symptoms develop.

Do you know which day you most likely were infected? Tests for the first few days following an infection are likely to return a false negative.

When should I be tested?

https://medical.mit.edu/covid-19-updates/2020/07/when-should-i-be-tested

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Response to Klaralven (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 01:27 PM

12. 5 day incubation period

Yeah Iíve been on the phone with the VCU COVID hotline and her pediatricians office. We may have to test again next weekend.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 01:17 PM

8. Take care underpants, my company pushed returing to the office out till after the first of the year.

I am so glad they made that decision.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 01:22 PM

10. Darn, I dreaded hearing this since you said they were re-opening.

Sad to say based on the current statistics an exposure is a question of when not if.

I know you have been doing everything you could to avoid COVID.

I hope the test clears you. A real test of the measures.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 01:26 PM

11. How much does deep cleaning matter if the virus is airborne?

Ventilation seems to be the key, plus a HEPA filter. Fingers crossed for a negative result!

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 01:29 PM

13. That's probably just an organizational thing

Plus itís the recommendations that we follow.

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Response to underpants (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 02:04 AM

19. Except that those cleaners could very well be bringing the virus in and spreading it around.

One key to limiting exposure is controlling your environment and that includes the people in it. Another is airflow and ventilation. How often is fresh air cycled through the building? What's the direction of the airflow? Another is exposure time. How long are individuals in inclosed spaces spending with one another? It does live on surfaces. I just read it lives on plastic for 6.8 hours. And then there's the aerosolization of the toilet plume. Do you have shared or personal toilets? Do they have lids? Close before you flush. Yep, it lives in wastewater and can be spread as such. Don't be placated by cursory contingency plans. This virus is deadly and quite likely more misunderstood than not. I hope you have a clean bill of health. Good luck. ❤ lmsp

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 01:29 PM

14. I hope no one else caught it!

and that this is an isolated case and that the person recovers.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 02:26 PM

15. It may surprise you

While COVID-19 is highly contagious it is possible not to get it when your family members and or co-workers are positive. My significant other was diagnosed with it almost a month ago and I continue to test negative. We were intimate the night before the positive test, share smokes, drinks etc. Somehow I didn't get it.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 02:27 PM

16. Hoping For The Best For You, Dude!

Take care, and keep us posted.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 02:41 PM

17. I had to get a Covid Test Weds. and was told I would

get the results in 3-4 days. I got my results yester - Negative! I had to take the nasal Q-Tip process- is was nasty.

Hopefully you will get your test results back quickly.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 02:44 PM

18. Good thoughts to you and your family.

I wish a good outcome for you. Please let us know how you are doing.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 02:07 AM

20. You have a great job

My boss would make us come to work, unless we tested positives. Doesn't matter if I drove a positive co-worker home. He would make me work unless I failed the test myself.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 02:42 AM

21. Good luck! We've been WFH since March..

I went in last week to pick up some stuff and it was a ghost town. Only essential people like facilities and receiving are in our building. I didnít see anyone

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