That is how long we've been wearing masks at work. Elsewhere too, but I'm taking work.
But who's counting?
As of this last Monday, in non-patient care areas, they are no longer required, per CDC guidelines.
I honestly don't know how I feel about it.
I enter and exit through the basement of the hospital, where there is very little patient traffic, so I will say, I have worn the mask into work. However, if I'm out and about in the hospital, I slap one one. It feels a little weird to be without one.
While it's only been a few days, I'd say about 50% of the folks are still wearing them. Maybe they don't. read their emails, maybe they're not feeling well, maybe they're immunocompromised. Maybe it's just a 3 year, 1 month and 9 day habit.
Oddly, this change comes with an announcement of yet another booster for Spring. Those over 65 can now get it and in two months, those who are immunocompromised.
It seems like mixed messages.
Oh, and the grocery store took down their lucite barrier between the customer and cashier.
Small-ish steps. I'll see how my comfort level goes.
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