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Am I overreacting in this scenario? My aunt passed away this week. The entire extended family is vaccinated and coming together this weekend for her memorial gathering & funeral. My older sister flew in from NYC and didn’t tell anyone that she had a fever the past few days. She has not been tested for Covid, and exposed my father who picked her up from the airport. He is making her get a Covid test today. I don’t think she should attend any event & potentially expose older family members. AITA?

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No you're not, your sister is incredibly irresponsible. Yikes

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You're not overreacting. Is there any way she can attend but from a distance / without exposing anyone until her results are back?

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Personally I think it would be hard. Everyone will be wearing masks at the funeral home & then at the church. My cousin also planned a dinner for the family tonight…

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Covid or not, it’s rude of her. Not overreacting.

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NTA. A fever is never a good sign. It may not be COVID, but it’s probably not something others would want to catch. I’m glad everyone is vaccinated so that they have lessened symptoms is she’s sick, symptomatic , and spreading COVID. Not sure what you’ve said to her, but I would have been a tirade of four letter words.

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So far I’ve said nothing and the most I said to my dad about it was “I am refraining from speaking my mind right now because I know you are grieving.”

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You’re right but use empathy to address this because sister is grieving too. Doubt it was easy for her to fly in while also not feeling well. People don’t use best judgment when tragedy happens

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I understand, seems like there are complex dynamics. I’m sorry for your loss

I would let all the other people in attendance know so they can make an informed decision about attending. Keep in mind too that those tests can give false negatives. My colleague tested negative twice and the following day had an antibody test and had antibodies. I’d be furious if I showed up to a funeral and found out after the fact that someone who either tested positive or was symptomatic showed up and potentially exposed everyone. Your dad should also not attend even with a mask since he’s potentially been exposed.

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