Ruzious wrote:We got our first case of coronavirus at the office today. We're not being told the identity of the person - I think because of Hipaa laws. HR is telling us they will contact anyone they think that person was in contact with today. They told us to leave the building now, and our floor will be cleaned thoroughly over the weekend and ready for us to come back to work on Monday. This sucks. I know not everyone's been following the mask requirements - most wear masks but don't cover their noses - some not even their mouths. But they've been good about spacing. I'd really like to know who it is - just for peace of mind. Tomorrow I'm going to my Dad's 89th birthday party - don't want to risk passing that on even knowing we're doing the masks and spacing thing. This sucks - I shouldn't have told my brother about it.
my somewhat informed advice... stay away from your dad, if you must attend. The better thing to do would be to stay away completely from the party, and attend his 90th.
My grandfathers brother passed away at a nursing home at the ripe age of 101, due to covid19. He lived a good life, so I am not so upset about that. I am upset that he passed away alone and his sons and daughter could not see him...forget about me and other relatives further removed. Well, he did see one son while the son was all decked out in level-3 protection gear, so I'm sure granddaddy had no clue about who was seeing him or what was going on.
This virus is no picnic for the old and fragile. Dont take any chances, if you value their lives.