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Tested negative twice for covid

Post-COVID Recovery & COVID-19 | Last Active: Aug 16, 2020 | Replies (7)

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Yes I feel that I am being prudent and following public health guidelines. So I actually don't understand why people are afraid to go out. It's hard to be cooped up at home too. I am taking my son with disability to the local indoor trampoline park too for exercise and to be with people. When you come in the building they take your temperature. But then the people are jumping without masks. I started jumping too for exercise and to work on my balance. Mental health is important too. I don't agree with people going to bars and beaches without masks. That's crazy. But I do think we need to live. My son was so unhappy with his day program shut down. Then Special Olympics shut down and all outings stopped. I think the government and health care people should be teaching people how to live safely but not keep everyone cooped up at home. This is really challenging for mental health. My parents are elderly and this has been really really hard on them. Just sayin'.

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@ihatediabetes While I believe that wearing masks, distancing and handwashing are important for everyones' safety, this pandemic is far from over. If I remember correctly, you live in the Twin Cities, which is still a high-infection area. I would think twice, three times, four times before going to any indoor facility like a trampoline park where masks are not worn. We are learning more every day about droplet transmission, asymptomatic transmission, and the ability of the virus to survive in indoor air for longer periods of time. Being at the beach or on a walking/biking path outdoors without a mask would be far safer.
Also, please think about what would happen to your disabled son should either of you get infected and have to quarantine, or worse yet be hospitalized with no visitors allowed.
We have been ultra-cautious, to the extent that we are isolating for 2 weeks because last weekend, on a short trip, we went out to eat twice, once outdoors & once in, in very well-run, distanced settings, with everyone masked except while eating, but it still felt risky enough that we are not exposing our anyone to us…