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Why I Had to Get Tested for COVID
Well, in all fairness, I’ve been tested for COVID-19 twice. The first time was 3 days before my follow-up surgery from Hazel’s birth. That was back at the beginning of June and it was mandatory to be tested prior to entering the surgery center. But the most recent time I got tested was a little different.
Last week I went back to work. Goodbye, maternity leave! In order to start filming with HGTV again, I had to get tested. As you know, construction is an essential business and I have families that have been waiting on me to come back and work on their home. But they haven’t just been waiting on me, they’ve been waiting for my whole @builtcustomhomes team! So we instituted a testing protocol (and we’re always masked at work) so we can work comfortably around each other. It’s not a perfect science, but we’re being really careful and so far, so good.
My testing experience wasn’t bad! I did a drive-up rapid test and had the results texted to me within the hour. Both tests I’ve done have been a swab up the nasal cavity and they sure do get up there! The test cost $150.
I can only imagine how often you need to get tested if you’re working in a medical field right now. If you’re working on the front lines, and needing to get tested regularly, I thank you. Thinking of you all and hoping you’re staying safe.
So here are my questions – have you needed to get tested? Have you had COVID? Has COVID changed how you work?