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Do you have a responsibility to be tested if you have a known exposure to COVID?

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Depends on who you’re interacting with. If you’re crossing paths with others or live with others, you should test. If you work from home, live alone etc. it might not be necessary if you’re not exposing others. I had someone tell me they were a close contact of someone who tested positive and I didn’t avoid them but appreciated them telling me.

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@Op - totally understand. I get that everyone has Covid fatigue at this point and is over precautions but in the last few months I have had a few elderly (vaccinated) extended family members pass from COVID. So the risk is totally still there and even if his relative chose not to get the shot will that alleviate the guilt of possibly putting grandma in the hospital or worse? Can you talk to your SO from the perspective of like “I find this wholly selfish of you and this isn’t who I fell in love with?” (Which obvs could have major relationship implications).

I also hope you are feeling better and doing okay.

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I'd say yes if you're going to be going somewhere with other people. Day before Thanksgiving a friend (who I saw at a party the Friday before) tested positive. I went to Walgreens to get a test and found out I was negative. I didn't want to bring something home to my high-risk father.

At home tests are cheap and easy.

https://www.nowinstock.net/home/healthhousehold/covidtests/

@SA1 yep. I was exposed friday before Thanksgiving. I tested Thanksgiving morning (6 days) and tested again right before Thanksgiving dinner (our family celebrated on Saturday because my sister celebrated Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving day with her fiance's family).

The test kits come with 2 tests and the instructions to test a few days apart.

I understand they are not perfect but better than nothing.

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Yeah, if you’re seeing other people. Dump your boyfriend, he sounds… ill-suited to prioritize others’ safety

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Agree, dump this guy.

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Unless you are symptomatic or going to be spending time with particularly vulnerable individuals, I think it’s ubiquitous enough at this point that you don’t need to test. We are all going to get it at some point with this new variant being as contagious as it is.

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They don’t even have definitive proof that Covid spreads asymptomatically. In fact, the NFL has decided to stop testing asymptomatic players because their medical authorities have yet to identify a case that a player asymptomatically spread Covid.

If you want to keep your kids inside forever, or make them wear 4 masks, that’s fine. But asking asymptomatic people who probably will not interact with your children to test at scale so you feel safer about your kids is impractical and… selfish.

Yes, especially if you’ll expose people over the holidays. If you have a known exposure, you should be quarantining to see if you develop symptoms.

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Absolutely. Tests are now cheap, easy, and widely available. At the very least do an Antigen self-test. Really no reason not to.

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Widely available??? Where. Haven’t seen tests anywhere last two weeks.

If you are going to restaurants, shops, gyms, and are flying, you are going to inevitably be exposed and should assume that you have been exposed. It’s everywhere and endemic at this point.

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I would say that unless you plan to 100% quarantine yourself properly, you should get tested.

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It sounds like you really need to evaluate how your morals and expectations of health and courtesy match up to your boyfriend’s and if you can trust him with your life moving forward.

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Yes, especially if you or other people you live with who will interact with others (regardless whether they are vaxxed, can be socially distant or masked).

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Yes you should but there are access issues with testing right now.

Like most here—I would think test to be sure and don’t visit, however I see you mentioned 1/2 his fam are anti-vax and I’m sure he’s tired of their BS. Doesn’t make it right, but there’s a known way to protect oneself and it ain’t tots and pears.

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