Thank you all. Roxy, I really appreciate the information!
Mini covid outbreak at work. We get covid positive patients from hospitals every now and then, usually no symptoms. This time the company admitted a man with full covid symptoms and now half my hall is sick. 3 no symptoms, 2 really sick. I'm pissed off about it. It broke out two nights ago. This wonderful woman told me, when I came on, she hadn't felt well all day and she was so hot I could feel it during my walk through. She said she had been complaining all morning but first shift said she didn't say a word (she is also a little confused so it is possible she didn't say anything although I believe her.) I got her temp, tested her for covid and she was positive. So sick she could barely move. I was so angry, how did no one know this? Last night when I got home I kept thinking about her and wondering if she would be here when I got on or be sent to the hospital.
Today she was here and much better! However four more people had tested positive, one who is quite sick. What really confused me is the infection control manager insists the covid came from the spouse of the patient who is quite sick today not the patient they allowed in with covid a few days ago. Now that spouse (who does have covid) got sick one day after that patient arrived (hasn't been here since) and was finally diagnosed with covid today. I am positive that very sick symptomatic patient spread this and infected the other patients, spouse and her. I pressed back about it and asked why she thought that . Her answer was basically because he has been out sick and before that was here every day. But I still seriously wonder if they are trying to blame the spouse so the company won't be blamed for bringing in the seriously sick (rich) patient. No way to really tell but the timeline supports my theory. Luckily no one is getting deathly ill.
It's spread. Other people on other halls now have it and two employees. Grrrrr. Still, it's a blessing covid isn't what it was. People aren't dying like flies from it. This also isn't different from when covid was at it's deadliest: highly infectious patients were sent here from hospitals and hospice even. It always amazed me hospice rejected covid patients. I guess it was to protect the employees but then who protected the other health industry employees? Hmm.