I’m asking the question because a friend of mine (close to 70) just had her fourth test. She’s retired and lives in an apartment alone, but it’s in a retirement community. She’s never had any symptoms. She got tested the first two times out of curiosity mixed with anxiety. The third time it was because of possible exposure. So far all her tests have been negative. She went yesterday on her own for her fourth test because our local numbers are up. She said now she plans to get tested every week.
Have you been tested? Multiple times? I’m guessing for some of you it’s a work precaution or even a work requirement. I’m interested in that, but I’m especially asking people who are either retired/unemployed or strictly working from home and don’t have much (or any) contact with people outside their household bubble. Or, like me, are in their bubble alone.
I haven’t been tested, and I don’t see how the information would be useful at this point. The most prudent thing is to behave as if you and everyone you come in contact with are positive, and living 100% alone, I can do that. If I started to have symptoms, I’d likely get tested just so’s I’d know. And so I could monitor my symptoms carefully. Testing negative would not be a license to change any of my behavior.
What’s your thinking on testing for yourself, your household, others, etc., and the frequency thereof?