Today, 2:15 pm: Just about an hour ago, Norman and I were tested for Covid-19. Walgreen’s Drug Store is opening 700 sites across the country … and we’re lucky enough to have one as a next-door neighbor – in fact, I understand, the only site in Washington DC, so far. It is a drive-through only site.
The test itself was easy enough to conduct: we each received a packet with 4 Q- tips, were given verbal instructions on what to do: use the same Q-tip to swab inside both nostrils and deposit [it] in a small fluid-filled vial. Contact with the testers was minimal:
- everyone had on masks and conversation/directions conducted with windows closed, i.e, rolled up;
- ID: insurance cards/driver’s license were held up to the windows – the worker entered the information on the forms;
- we were asked if we’d had any flu-like symptoms in the past 7-10 days;
- we each swabbed our own nostrils and deposited the cotton swab in a small vial – filled with a liquid – maybe water ???- that we put into a plastic bag and dropped into a receptacle;
- and then we drove off.
Results from this totally painless test are expected in about 5 days …
A quiet – though still very hot – weekend on tap… I’m looking forward to reading, finishing my #100dayproject, staying cool —temps forecast low 90s for the next 9 days. It’s July. Why should I expect anything different?
Whatever’s on your agenda, do have a safe and good weekend.