As of the 22nd I don't have the "plague", my job sent us all to be tested, but on different days, no charge to us, so whatever, but is this legal for an employer to do, will my employer have access to my results? Not that I care, as if I did have it I would certainly stay home/get treated if needed, I see why they would want us tested as if someone was asymptomatic they should know to protect everyone else on the job, but the test is only valid for that day...? They do not do temp checks on us when we report to work but do do temp checks on vendors/drivers who show up, so why not us? The owner is paranoid about the virus, and we mask unless running a machine alone at at measured distances from others, and if another employee approaches, they stay at a distance until mask is applied to talk. Any meetings masks are mandatory, and the right amount of space is provided for everyone to sit. I think we are doing well, but I wonder about the privacy issues and the decisions of who gets tested and how often?
I'm so tired of this shit, but I do believe it is real and serious, but I don't understand the randomness of enforcement/testing. How can I be in Target, with people all around me, granted masked, (most of them) but not in a diner that has us all apart at least 6 feet? Often more? I feel we really dropped the ball by not having a national standard from day one of the arrival of the virus, I wonder how many lives that has cost? How may businesses failed that could have survived? I can understand the closing of bars, as alcohol causes loss of inhibition among other things and many go there with the express intention of getting close to someone, but what of a Perkins or a family restaurant, or just making places not serve alcohol and no bar seating except to eat at 6ft distance? So many variables, without a national standard, bound to cause strife, disobedience, a few bars here remain open in spite of being sued by the state...and people are coming from miles around to "live their lives" while I don't agree with this, I can see why they do it, why can't I go to a bar in MN when I can in WI? How are people expected to take this seriously/believe it when states don't all adhere to a single standard?
For myself, I'm grateful my results will allow me to have Christmas dinner with my family, for others I can see the confusion and being upset with our governments divided random responses to something that can affect us all.