Best way to decline a bbq invite when you are still worried about COVID-19 and being around your friend, their family and friends?

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Thank them and say out of an abundance of caution, you're keeping your socializing to groups of 5 or less (or whatever your peramiters are) - let them know you hope they have fun and look forward to getting together in the future. Doing similar over here ...lots of pre- negotiation.

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I’ve already told a bunch of my friends that I’m not hanging out with anyone until 2021. Decided a while ago I’m sitting out from all social activities for the rest of the year.

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"I'd love to but I'm still worried about covid"

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How has COVID been impacting your personal life (e.g., childcare management, cabin fever), your firm and/or clients beyond WFH (e.g., layoffs, funding, project delays, unpaid leave, etc.)?

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Universal Orlando trip? I am seeing an uptick in covid cases and articles sayin the area is "crisis mode". We have a group all vaxxed except for 1 -small child and 1 half vaxxed (next shot isnt until we get back). Would you go or is this fear mongering again?

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I made a reservation for my family at JW Marriott in India and they found someone dirty clothes and underwear near lamp in the room, the Marriott people came and cleaned the room and offered free dinner I feel really terrified where on their website they say we clean do well and this happened with COVID going on. Should they compensate me with points?

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What platforms have you started using during COVID that you didn't before. Helped at all?

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A pal is looking to take the COVID-19 test in Boston area (Massachusetts) before getting the Pfizer vaccine. Do you know a good place charging $100.00 or under $100.00?

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Do Marriott hotels check to verify corporate rate? Like do you have to show proof of working there?

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I’m in between jobs right now (quit current job, waiting for start date of new job)… is it ok for me to change my LinkedIn info to my new company/title before I start?

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