For folk who have been vaxed, how (if at all) have you changed your willingness to engage in various social activities?
My immediate issue concerns the recent death of my wife’s best friend’s mother. Right now, we do not know what their plans are, but my wife and I have been discussing what we would be comfortable with. I suspect there will be a wake in a funeral home, church and graveside services, and some subsequent gathering either in a restaurant or their home.
What I find curious is that my wife’s and my attitudes seems to have flipped somewhat. In prior months, my wife seemed somewhat more “careful” than I was, tho we did have a limited number of couples - including this friend and her husband - we occasionally shared dinner with.
I am OK (tho not entirely comfortable depending on numbers/closeness) with attending a wake and a church service - masked. I’m NOT comfortable with the possibility of a large social gathering in somewhat confined spaces, with unmasked people whose past practices I do not know. My wife pretty much acts as tho it is a given that she would participate.
We’ve also discussed Easter. There are basically 4 couples we have had dinner w/ over the past year. 3 are unavailable. This same couple has invited us to their house for Easter dinner. If it were just the 2 of them, I’d be fine with that. But I don’t know if they will have other folk visiting in their not-large house, and they will have had contact w/ many other people this past week. Heck, their daughter is unvaxed and in town from Cal - and just this month we told our own kid we didn’t want him to visit us from Denver!
Realistically, I’m not sure I feel terribly at risk, but I don’t like engaging in what I consider irresponsible behavior. I imagine I’ll loosen up pretty quickly as time passes. My wife has a trip planned in late June, and we are attending a wedding in August. But I was pretty much just figuring I’d continue to restrict myself until it warms up (Chicago) and more things could be done outside. Honestly, this is the first such situation we’ve encountered since personally vaxed.
How are you guys approaching such things?