Families need more convenient testing
I’m so glad to have the nursing homes finally open to family and friends again. I just wish that included me and probably many others.
I have a husband, in a nursing home, who has dementia. I haven’t seen him since March 11, and I can’t see him now either.
I would need to make an appointment within one week of a visit to get a covid test, and the closest place I could go to get tested for covid would mean I would have to drive over an hour (one way).
Another option would be to pay $39 (in the town where I live) each time I planned on visiting my husband.
I’m 86 years old. What am I supposed to do?
I’m sure I am not the only person facing this problem.
Plus, I understand even if I could get the test, the process is further complicated since you have to have your test within one week of your visit and sometimes it can take days to get your results.
Isn’t there a way to bring the testing sites to areas where visitors come to see their loved ones, like the nursing home, for example? There must be a better way. Time is running out.
Does anyone have a solution? I want to see my husband!
Teacher sets bad example with mask
In the just-delivered Scotia-Glenville School District newsletter, on page three, a middle-school English teacher named Alexandra Marquis is shown in a photograph wearing her mask so that her nose is not covered. I did a double-take, I checked with a loop. Her phiz is definitely unmasked.
This is, I think we can all agree, not a good thing. On the one hand, she fails to set a good example. (Her pupil in the picture sports a nekkid nose.) On the other hand, given that it’s up there in the nasal mucosa where SARS-Cov-2 is most likely to take hold, and from which breathing out may spread it (Even if Ms. Marquis breathes through her mouth), this is safe neither for her nor her students nor those with whom she may come in contact.
Perhaps Scotia-Glenville principals need to be more attentive to guiding their staff in sanitary how-tos. And I’ll bet the S-G management will be paying more attention to the pictures they print down the road.
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