These are my current "new normal" habits of my day to day life:
morning temperature checks, every day
daily body scan-how do I feel? (aches? lungs? any coughing?)
limited physical contact with others (mainly parent I am taking care of)
limited social interactions (necessary shopping/errands, now seeing some close family/friends who are risk aware/averse & minding of physical distancing)
wearing mask covering nose and mouth whenever I am in indoor public spaces. (I would also wear in populated outdoor spaces where physical distancing might be challenging, but I have not put myself in that situation since the pandemic started.)
frequent hand washing, and use of hand sanitizer before and after entering public spaces and whenever I come in contact with common touch points in public.
regular testing for COVID, reactive & antibody tests (blood donations check for antibodies)
mindful of general health & self care (drinking water, taking vitamins, plenty of rest, good diet, yoga, meditation, stress reduction/balance)
Adhering to special COVID related safety protocols for work that includes client risk assessment, discussion of comfort/boundaries to observe during meeting, extra cleaning/sanitizing care of incall environment. (more info on this to be posted soon)
Currently still avoiding:
eating out at indoor restaurants, or going to bars/cafes/clubs
large crowds or gatherings of 10 or more
intimate touch or play with personal play partners (I am solo polyamorous, and many of my partners have numerous other partners...)
seeing any new clients in person
As a part of my updated protocols, I have decided to space any professional in-person meetings at least 3 days apart. My current follow up protocols also include contacting client (or client contacting me) if anyone starts to have any COVID symptoms or concerns after our meeting, and also touching base 14 days post-meeting to confirm everyone is feeling healthy.
Is it helpful knowing this information? What behaviors or protocols have you created to reduce risks, both personally and professionally?
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See also: https://www.dancewithdaphne.com/site-rules-faq?questionId=60d87946-b1ae-4848-82cb-d5257facea2a
Just wanted to pop over here with a few updates about my current protocols... Obviously much has changed since I wrote this.
I am now triple vaccinated, yet still tested postive for C-19 about 6 wks after my 3rd dose (no symptoms). I suspect a visiting relative brought Omicron with them as a gift for the holidays, as I was off work at the time, but it's hard to say since that varient is easier to catch.
I moved back home after the first of the year and am taking a break from full time caregiving so I can catch up on my own personal responsibilities and homestead. I am still looking to err on the side of caution due to still visiting mom at least once a week, and also because most of my clients have other risk factors, and/or loved ones with higher risks.
I still test regularly in between appointments and other possible exposure.
I am only seeing fully vaccinated clients, and requiring proof of vaccination before appointments.
I offer rapid testing to anyone who wants it prior to our appointment starting. We both will test to make sure we both are negative even though I test regularly anyway.
I still bring an ion uvc air purifier to my meeting locations to help reduce airborn viruses.
I have resumed personal outlets in play, and space my dates like I do in my professional engagments, also testing in between.
I am still mindful of my health in a general sense, but that was true prior to C-19.
I eat out much less then I used to, but do go out to eat sometimes, and have resumed dinner dates.
I will travel on request, but am avoiding air travel unless it is necessary for work (no personal air travel).
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns about any of the above, or anything I missed addressing.