Some people just don’t get it.

I was first exposed to COVID-19 on/around March 11th. I went on living my life and felt great until March 25th when I had a sudden onset of symptoms that I thought were the flu and turned out to be COVID-19. I am now 12 days past the date of onset, and today is the first day I have been symptom-free and back to baseline health.

CDC guidelines say:

  1. Stay in isolation quarantine for at least 7 days from onset, and for 72 hours after you have returned to baseline health.
  2. Stay quarantined and away from anyone “old” or with a suppressed immune system for 14 days after you have returned to baseline health.

Here’s the problem. A lot of people may be carrying the COVID-19 virus and not know it. Those same people are going out in public or other people’s homes and they either don’t know they have it, and/or they had it and they think they’re fine now but they are still contagious.

Here’s what’s even scarier…kids can carry this virus and not even shows symptoms. And if that virus jumps to an adult, especially an older adult, it can be deadly.

Some people just don’t get it. I want to physically shake them, and I’m hoping maybe my words do the trick. You can’t control what other people do. But you CAN control what you and your family do. Is it hard to stay quarantined and not see the people you love (or seeing people at all)? Absolutely. But until we commit to taking this virus seriously, it’s going to continue spreading. And it’s going to continue killing people.

Stop having people over. Stop going to other people’s homes. Stop checking on family, especially the elderly. Figure out another way.

Here is a compilation of my Zoom’s and FaceTime’s over the past few weeks. I literally have to FaceTime with my kids in my own home because I’m not allowed to be around them.

Zooming with our Cousins Hoot, Auggie, and Millie. And Aunt B too!
Playing Trivial Pursuit over Zoom with some of our best friends!
A Linfield College Reunion!
FaceTime with my daughters while they play Uno!
Lila and I always watch Survivor together. This time we watched it at the same time on different TV’s while on FaceTime and having popcorn. Making it work!

6 thoughts on “Some people just don’t get it.

  1. Hi Jill, I’m a friend if your parents, we do taco Tuesday with them. I wanted to tell you how sorry I am that you were infected with this horrible illness, and I very thankful that you’re on the mend! I can’t imagine the pain you’ve gone through, physically and mentally. Just know we’ve all be routing for you and praying for your recovery. I’ve appreciated your blog . It’s so informative for all of us. Thank you for sharing this not so good journey. Big hug to you sweetie as you continue to recover. ❤️Enie Slay

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  2. Hey sweet friend!! I just learned TODAY about your illness! I can’t imagine the host of emotions that you have felt while being distanced from everyone! 😢 I’m happy to know that you are feeling better!! I will be praying for a swift, complete restoration of good health and that you are reunited with your loved ones very soon!! Love ya girl!! 🙏😘

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  3. Your strength and determination are remarkable but anyone who knows you would expect nothing less. Your blog is well written, informative and insightful. Thanking the Lord that you are on the mend!! Bless you!!

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  4. Hey Covid sister….your roomy is feeling grateful that we can help others understand this evil invisible virus and show how to work through it..I think people are so afraid of getting it because we don’t hear too much about people like us that get through it pretty quickly…well it’s been 19 freakin days for me and I’m bored to death now….bad choice of words perhaps..but it wasn’t as hard or painful as I thought it would be…now there will be a small percentage that have to go to the hospital and for them my heart aches…especially for their families…the fear was worse than the virus…John and Son John both got cleared with negative test so you can keep from spreading…loved the way you still connected with the kids while staying in your room❤️ love you

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