Managing Risk

My stepdaughter posted this on Instagram:

When Leaving the House……

2019:

KEYS, PHONE, PURSE/WALLET

2020:

KEY, PHONE, PURSE/WALLET, MASK, HAND SANITIZER, SAMURAI SWORD, GARLIC, SALT, WRITTEN WILL, SILVER, RABBITS FOOT, HORNET REPELLENT, STRESS BALL, MARTIAL ARTS ABILITIES, HOLY WATER…

Instagram

With my risk factors, I should probably only be leaving the house to exercise (at 4 AM), only see my husband and have groceries delivered.

I don’t see an end in sight for the pandemic and it is summer in the northwest so, for me, it is about managing risk while trying to live my life and protect others.

Risks I am willing to take:

  • Grocery shopping with physical distancing and masks
  • Short road trips to ‘mask mandated’ areas; including stops in the rest areas along the way (armed with Clorox wipes and masks)
  • Walking in my neighborhood or on trails where I can socially distance
  • Drive throughs and eating or drinking outdoors
  • Getting my haircut (masked)
  • Having my toes polished (masked)
  • Hanging out with like-minded family and friends who take the same precautions

Risks I am not ready for:

  • Airplane travel
  • Staying in a hotel (although I might waiver on that)
  • Eating or drinking indoors
  • Having my hair colored
  • Manicures or pedicures
  • Indoor activities
  • Outdoor crowds
  • Hanging out with anyone not wearing a mask or who doesn’t take COVID 19 seriously!

King County COVID 19 data (as of July 22)

  • Positive Tests – 13,659 (up 1067 since last week)
  • Hospitalizations – 1826 (up 76 since last week)
  • Deaths – 635 (14 since last week)

Today is international self care day, so mask up, physical distance, wash your hands and keep your sense of humor!

Until Monday,

Allene

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