Distancing at home

Posted by ozma @ozma, May 5, 2020

Is it advisable to sleep together or in separate rooms with your spouse if there are no symptoms/ and whether or not they work in public. If other members of your home work essential jobs. Should the stay in there own rooms when home from work or is six feet a safe enough distance …with or without a face mask.

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My husband and I sit at the dinner table. My son eats at the counter faced in the opposed direction. But that’s usually how it rolls anyway. 😉

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@ozma …That is a topic that I have thought of myself ….. my wife and I eat together, sleep together, but generally have different sections of our home
to ‘hang out’ in…but it must be a complicated and difficult situation for some folks…..appreciate you bringing the topic up.

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@robbie1956 Yes, Robbie, it is an issue for many – I think of those living in close quarters – our many friends who are full-time RV'ers, city dwellers in tiny apartments, the homeless and near homeless living in shelters, hotel rooms, or several families to a house… How fortunate we are to have the luxury of space and the ability to stay home.
My friend has adult children who live at home and are working – they stay downstairs, Mom & Dad up. When they come up and use the kitchen, they sanitize carefully when done.
Sue

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@sueinmn

@robbie1956 Yes, Robbie, it is an issue for many – I think of those living in close quarters – our many friends who are full-time RV'ers, city dwellers in tiny apartments, the homeless and near homeless living in shelters, hotel rooms, or several families to a house… How fortunate we are to have the luxury of space and the ability to stay home.
My friend has adult children who live at home and are working – they stay downstairs, Mom & Dad up. When they come up and use the kitchen, they sanitize carefully when done.
Sue

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@sueinmn I really worry about those living in big cities, elbow to elbow with so many people, and no greenery around. No wonder they want the stay at home orders lifted! My son was telling me that he is so glad they moved to Crested Butte because they are surrounded by nature and their kids love it

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I too worry about and deeply sympathize with cooped-up city folks, separated from nature and greenery. I'm not at all sure I could stand that, and remain sane-ish.

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@zep

I too worry about and deeply sympathize with cooped-up city folks, separated from nature and greenery. I'm not at all sure I could stand that, and remain sane-ish.

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@zep…yes, and for those living in high rise apts or condos (we used to), I can’t imagine what just getting on the elevator with groceries, or getting the mail out of the lobby would be like now…..but folks somehow are finding a way….

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@robbie1956

@zep…yes, and for those living in high rise apts or condos (we used to), I can’t imagine what just getting on the elevator with groceries, or getting the mail out of the lobby would be like now…..but folks somehow are finding a way….

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@robbie1956 Hi Robbie what we do here is our housekeeper uses a disinfectants on all floors the elevators are wiped down all the time even some residents wipe the elevators and most people wear gloves ,mask the non essential rooms are locked up now so we can't use them .The mailboxes are wiped of and mailman wears gloves so we are pretty well pro active With 300 people here we don't have any cases so far Pray we keep it this way

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@lioness

@robbie1956 Hi Robbie what we do here is our housekeeper uses a disinfectants on all floors the elevators are wiped down all the time even some residents wipe the elevators and most people wear gloves ,mask the non essential rooms are locked up now so we can't use them .The mailboxes are wiped of and mailman wears gloves so we are pretty well pro active With 300 people here we don't have any cases so far Pray we keep it this way

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@lioness My sister is a retired nurse. She lives in a small condominium complex. She routinely wipes down stairwells, handrails and doorknobs in the complex. Apparently, there are a couple of other people who do the same thing. She gets compliments from residents who see her doing this. She is a bit of a germaphobe but in this instance it works out well!
Ginger

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@lioness

@robbie1956 Hi Robbie what we do here is our housekeeper uses a disinfectants on all floors the elevators are wiped down all the time even some residents wipe the elevators and most people wear gloves ,mask the non essential rooms are locked up now so we can't use them .The mailboxes are wiped of and mailman wears gloves so we are pretty well pro active With 300 people here we don't have any cases so far Pray we keep it this way

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@lioness With 300 people living there and no cases of COVID they must be doing very well in disinfecting. Are these senior apartments? I think we seniors are being more careful than many others about exposure. I said to someone recently that the seniors will all make it through this because we are being so careful so we will end up being the majority!
JK

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@lioness

@robbie1956 Hi Robbie what we do here is our housekeeper uses a disinfectants on all floors the elevators are wiped down all the time even some residents wipe the elevators and most people wear gloves ,mask the non essential rooms are locked up now so we can't use them .The mailboxes are wiped of and mailman wears gloves so we are pretty well pro active With 300 people here we don't have any cases so far Pray we keep it this way

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@lioness… thanks for the information….sounds like your bldg and all have the situation well covered…that’s probably the case in most hi risers and condos….well, I’m going to take a look at my favorite Ocean City webcams this weekend…hope all stay safe…

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