Well we got our antibody test results back. We all tested negative. Our healthcare provider said that in the last batch of 50 tests he sent out only one came back positive. I have to say I'm pretty disappointed. I was planning a "Hug It Out" party with my grandkids if we tested positive. Basically it would have been a lot of hugging and cookies. The kids were fully onboard. Hugging is such a natural part of our relationships. We see each other daily but even after 10 weeks we cant seem to remember to keep our distance. Yes, we are a squeezing, hugging, snuggly family. We avoid the sloppy kisses though, no one likes those.
Our state is now in Phase I of reopening. My hope is that we will get through the three weeks without an increase in cases, move to Phase II, another three weeks of watching and then by Phase III I think I can safely go back to the hugs. So that would be around June 26, about 3 1/2 months of stay at home recommendations.
It's kind of been a "Free for All" since reopening began. We noticed last weekend that only about 10% of people were wearing masks in our home improvement store. The next couple weeks will tell whether that was a good idea or not.
There are so many people to love and be concerned for and we are the kind of people who would feel horrible if we passed on a virus that caused someone to become ill or worse die. We are playing it safe and following the recommendations and participating in the social distancing guidelines. Most importantly we are being respectful of everyone's personal sensitivity to this pandemic. Just because we feel its important to stay home and wear masks doesn't mean we can judge or be angry at folks who don't. When asked my opinion on the topic though I will humbly share my thoughts.