Masking up...I noticed the local pharmacy had remove the plastic shields at the registers. None of the grocery store staff are wearing masks. A small percentage of the customers in several stores are making up.
Things appeared to be getting back to normal and now I see the office staff at two physician's office are masking up this month saying some of their patients have tested positive for COVID, or variant.
Working remote and only go to my office when needed keeps me away from the crowd. At least seven friends, coworkers and family have been hit. Some had COVID more than a year ago and describe this round as headaches, sore throat, fever, but all said little or no respiratory issues they experienced before. Some only self-quarantined 3 to 4 days or until they test negative.
I'm planning a trip to see my brother next month and since his kidney transplant, is under visitor restriction. I'll be staying in the guest bedroom at his house.
The flight to see him doesn't have any non-stop flights and the last time I have to use 2 different airlines. My preference is to book the same airline for the entire trip with the connecting flight in a smaller airport with less wait between flights.
I'll bring along some test kits and mask up while on the plane.