Sumary of Coronavirus FAQs: A Vaccinated Person’s Guide To COVID Exposure And Elevator Etiquette:
- Malaka Gharib/NPR Malaka Gharib/NPR Each week, we answer frequently asked questions about life during the coronavirus crisis.
- We’ve been answering coronavirus questions from our audience for over a year, but this past week, I had some questions of my own.
- but were we at any risk of coming down with COVID-19? All three experts said our children were at low risk of contracting COVID-19 because of their vaccine status and because the event was outdoors, where airflow does a good job dispersing pathogens.
- The experts say it’s best to go to a health provider for a PCR test, which detects genetic material of the virus and thus provides more accurate results than the at-home antigen tests, which assess viral load.
- But out of an abundance of caution, we masked up in all public settings (which we do anyway because of our concern about breakthrough infections).
- If you’re uncomfortable in an elevator for any reason – unmasked people, too crowded — “you could always get off and take the stairs,” adds Weatherhead, the assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
- If all the staff in a hotel are masked, should I mask up, too?
- The housekeepers and other employees walking the halls were all masked.