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Getting Tested; My COVID Experience

Aug. 1, 2020

By Mike Sisavic
Manager of Git-R-Done 80

Last night (8/13), I returned home from a four-day trip that involved a visit to the Portland airport, a plane ride to Vegas, a walk through the airport, a visit to the car rental terminal, driving to St. George, Utah, and checking into a hotel.

Then, I participated in a softball tournament with about 600-800 participants. There were about 20 teammates and spouses. We wore masks except when on defense and played five games over three days.

The softball complex had many players (hundreds) and we waved and walked among them. I had about 15 meals with players with or without masks.

Then I returned to Portland after a four-hour wait at the Vegas airport.

I’m sure you got the picture – quite a lot of active contacts with potential carriers. Not surprisingly, Irene (wife) had told me that I needed to quarantine myself for 10-14 days after the trip. I had heard horror stories about getting tests – availability, long wait times, and waiting 2-10 days for results.

But then I checked the internet and was surprised that I had so many alternatives.

Bottom Line: I got an appointment for the exact time I wanted. I was tested at 8 a.m. today (8/14) and got the results in 30 minutes via email: Negative.

I can sleep with Irene tonight.

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