So I tested positive for Covid 19
I see on the news about all these cases of people testing positive and I wonder what the hell are people doing to allow the virus to continue to spread. If we would just follow the guidelines we would get over this, and then I go and test positive!
I have no idea where I got it, and I have no symptoms. I haven't been at work since Dec 16th and I have limited my contact to my family bubble of my wife and two kids. I had left the house before I tested positive, I had gone shopping with a mask and always sanitizing my hands when I get in the car. I had been doing some renovations in the basement of a rental property I own, but I had no contact with anyone in the building in the weeks before I tested positive, and I work by myself or with my family. I would wear a mask in the common area of the building.
Public health called me on tuesday and went over what I have to do with respect to quarantine. I have taken one room in the house that I stay in that no one else goes in, I use a separate bathroom and my wife leaves me food at the door. My family now has to quartantine for 14 days, as opposed to the 10 days I only need to quarantine from my positive test.
My wife works part-time in a long term care home so she gets tested regularly. She was told to go get tested immediately and we had our two kids tested at the same time. They all came back negative.
So that leaves me with questions. I didnt catch it from my family. My wife works only a few hours a week, PPE is strictly enforced at her work, and she has tested negative. My older son goes to university online and litterally has not left the house for months. Our 16 year old son also goes to school online, but he goes out for exercise and to meet with friends but we tell him he cant go into anyones house, and he has to wear a mask around friends even if they are outside. And he tested negative.
I have no symptoms. It has been 10 days at least since I was exposed, because it takes a few days from exposure until a test will show positive. %97.5 of people show symptoms by day 11.5, and the median time is 5-6 days. So if I dont have symptoms in the next day and a half, I am one of the only %17 or so that truly dont show symptoms, or the test was wrong.
I didnt write this to bitch about the fact that we have to quarantine. I am happy to be super cautious about the spread of covid, especially since I did get a positive test. I am thinking I might get retested monday as that would be 12 days minimum since I could have been exposed.
The most common symptom is fever (%88 of cases). My temperature this morning was 35.4c