Especially this time of year, I have crappy lungs (allergies/asthma). I take daily Claritin, which controls the worst of it, but sometimes I still cough. (Mold is my worst allergy, so especially when it’s been raining, as it has here the past couple of days, my lungs are not happy.)
I’ve been self-isolating pretty hard: groceries are delivered or obtained via curbside pickup in a mask, I wear a mask basically anytime I am going further than my front yard, and I haven’t set foot in a public building since March except for a brief medical appointment (provider and myself both masked).
So odds that I have picked up anything contagious ought to be pretty low, but nothing is zero. However, I’d never forgive myself if I got anyone else sick, and I have been volunteering at a free weekly veggie giveaway at a local community garden with a handful of other people (all outdoors and masked). What, if any, level of COVID testing would be reasonable in order to assure myself and others that any coughing is just my regular coughing? Assume for the sake of debate that I have no fever or other symptoms except congestion (which I also have regularly for the same reasons as the coughing). Testing is readily available where I live, but of course I don’t want to get tested just for the heck of it.