Monday, September 14, 2020

Quarantine Day 2

 I had some very weird dreams last night that I can't remember much about. In between those, I felt congested and had a headache. I woke up a little later than usual to get ready to do some work from home. Throughout the day I felt tired, congested and had a runny nose with a sore throat. My temperature held steady all day at 99.5.  

I noticed around lunch time that we were running low on milk and soda. Normally, I'd just hike to the grocery store to pick those up, but, since I'm consigned to the hose for the rest of the week, I had to fight the urge to do that. Instead, I made an Instacart order and it was on my doorstep within two hours. 

The health department called in the afternoon, asked about my symptoms, and informed me that my daughter will have to quarantine until the 23rd whereas I only have to quarantine until the 19th. When you're exposed to someone with Coronavirus, you have to quarantine for 14 days from your last contact with that person. But when you actually have Coronavirus, you only have to quarantine for 10 days from your onset of symptoms. Exposed patients quarantine longer so that they can account for a potential positive test and onset of symptoms. 

We're still waiting on test results for my daughter, my girlfriend, and her kids. Meanwhile, I'm absolutely mortified that I may have passed it to them and hearing that my girlfriend has developed symptoms today makes me feel even worse. And I already feel like a pariah to begin because of being infected.

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