Update: I’m Not Sick!

Earlier this week, I wrote a post about how I’d most likely caught COVID-19 at work. Well, if any of you were concerned about me, you can now rest easier. I got tested a few days ago, and my test has come back negative. Hooray!

Although no test is perfect, I did get a PCR test, which is commonly regarded as the more accurate of the two available kinds. Considering that, along with the fact that I still don’t have symptoms, I think it’s safe to say I don’t have COVID-19.

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I’m in Quarantine

Well, the title says it. But let me give some context.

I graduated from my university at the end of 2019—right before the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world. After graduating, I applied to quite a few jobs and quickly got offered one as a cashier at a store. Of course, I didn’t get a degree with the intention of working in a store at all. However, I figured that I should take the job so that I would have some income as I searched for a better fit. Well, it feels like everything shut down almost right after I took the job. Everything except essential businesses, which included my store. I ended up sticking with the job longer than expected and earned a promotion along the way. Now that things are looking more optimistic in the world, I have been able to find some decent-looking jobs to apply to.

At the moment, though, I’m still working at a store, and that means me and my coworkers are constantly around numerous members of the general public. It’s a wonder to me that I worked for the store for more than a year without any real suspected exposure to COVID-19. My lack of suspected exposure changed yesterday, though, when I was informed that someone I worked with at length on Wednesday has tested positive for the virus.

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