Too Close for Comfort
What’s the situation like in your area? Here it’s getting too close for comfort. Mom informed me our county has the fastest growing numbers in the state. I live independently with limited staff. Today my daytime PCA informed me that her mother is waiting on test results to see if she’s positive. Since she doesn’t live with her mom I agreed she could work as long as she washed her hands and wore a mask. I’ve been wearing a mask while my PCA’s are here as well. Later she texted me that another client she works closely with tested positive. Although we take precautions I don’t feel comfortable with this. Especially since she’s been complaining of “allergies” for the last week or so. Mom said she’d fill in this week. On one hand I feel bad for not having her work. On the other I have to protect my health. I really don’t know how long to have her off though. Since my staff is limited I can’t really afford to have her out too long. I’ve resisted adding staff because of the health crisis as well. How would you guys handle this?