My employer in California has finally released their “back to work” plan. They were waiting on CalOSHA - and I’m guessing their plan is basically mirroring CalOSHA’s guidelines.
Per the plan, non-vaccinated people can return but must wear a mask anywhere inside. Vaccinated people do not have to wear a mask. The exception is if someone is in a room with the door closed alone. I don’t have an office, but a cube. No one is expected to get vaccinated, all are to respect others’ decisions (which sounds appropriate to me). Next month everyone is expected to start rotating to work from the office, with a maximum of 50% of staff in the office at any one time, and 100% by October.
I’ve had COVID a short while back. It was extremely mild, like a weak flu and the symptoms were gone within 4 days. The biggest hassle was the loss of energy for about a week after the symptoms were gone. I know it was COVID because I was testing regularly before group trips with various hobbies. So two weeks ago before symptoms, negative test. After the symptoms were gone (including fever gone for over 48 hours) I went and was tested, and came back positive, as did my wife. She also had been tested a month before (negative) as she was going on a multi-day road trip with friends and none of them wanted to get each other sick or have a suck while on the road for a week, and she also tested positive on the same day as me.
What really irritates me is the whole “you need to put on sunblock so I don’t get sunburned” thing. Those who are wanting to get vaccinated: do it - and now you’re supposedly better off. Leave me alone, I don’t want some odd mRNA. It’s not worth it to me. There are those in other physical/medical states that can feel the risk is worth the benefit - hey, your choice, go for it. But if others are so afraid of getting it, then they should continue to wear a mask, not those who are not positive and decline the vaccine.
I’ve not stopped any socializing this entire time. I’ve gone to many small group and family events typically 3-4 times a month. I’ve continue to usher at church two services a weekend, literally greeting hundreds of people each weekend (300-400). It’s not like I’m licking doorknobs, and I stick to fist bumps (or using hand sanitizer after a hand shake, because of the amount of folks that I may shake hands with during that day). After 14 months I’ve had one weak flu-like symptoms from a COVID infection. I get it, some folks have had it way worse, some have died - but that’s not me, and I’m not the cause of any of it.
The “asymptomatic” fear is BS as well, as I’ve been testing typically weekly.