Weekend Plans Post: The Many Joys Of Self-Isolation
I got the call on Tuesday. “Jaybird, you were in a room yesterday that had someone in it last week that has, this week, tested positive for Coronavirus”.
They weren’t in it the day that I was in it, mind. They were in it the week before. But the guy I got the call from WAS in it the week before and he was the guy I had been working with on Monday.
Which, according to official protocols, counts as “Indirect Contact”. According to management, direct contact mandates a 14-day quarantine period where you are not allowed to go into work and must work from home until the 14 days are over (and use vacation or sick time if you can’t work from home).
Indirect Contact, however, has an official policy of “use your best judgment”. What the heck does that mean? What if I’ve got crappy judgment?!?
Anyway, I’m self-isolating for a week and then I’m going to do a re-assessment come Monday. (Luckily, the work that I was doing this week was entirely research and catching up on documentation.) This means staying in the basement except for bed, sleeping in different rooms, using different restrooms, making individual meals instead of meals for 2, and, essentially, being like that episode of Laverne and Shirley where they put tape across the middle of the apartment.
And so this weekend is going to be more of THAT. Temperature taking, hand-washing, meals-for-one. (I do go out for jogs but they’re more or less in the middle of the street, well after rush hour is over, and I am no more out of breath than any given jog I’ve taken over the last few months.)
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is Tiger sleeping in the other quarantine room with the other quarantined person. Picture taken by Maribou.)