Making and wearing masks for over a year has been both a challenge and a commitment to health and safety. I have stopped most of my mask-making, but my friends continue on. We are all wearing masks as the COVID cases in our town continue to rise. For the first time, we are at 19 according to the COVID-19 in NH webpage.
We haven't had to wear masks at all. On the 1st April, we had a 3 day hard lockdown because there a doctor had been treating a returned traveller in quarantine and tested positive.
After the 3 days, all contact racing was done and we just have a mandate to wear masks for 2 weeks. Next Thursday it will be back to normal and we have to just keep to social distancing, sign in wherever we go to a venue and practise hand hygiene.
On the 19th April our Government has signed an agreement for a bubble with New Zealand. We will be able to travel there with no need to quarantine. I am due for my vaccine on the 29th April. Next week I will be getting my flu shot as winter is coming on here and there has to be 2 weeks between the 2 vaccinations.
So good to see that so many people here are in support of following CDC recommendations. Even though I'm vaccinated I'm still masking up too and taking this seriously. I'd hate to be one that infected someone else who might not survive the virus. 39 days ago
I've had both doses of the shot and still mask up. I always looked at it this way... seatbelts are not 100% effective, condoms are not 100% effective, life jackets are not 100% effective, BUT they reduce the risk. I'm happy to reduce the risk for myself and others. I think there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Be well, all! 39 days ago
I got my first shot yesterday. I was eligible right away as I am 81 but had to have total hip replacement. Now 7 weeks post-op and ready to put something strange into my body. I live in Ohio and we are still masking. 39 days ago
I just got my second shot and feel a little more secure against it. I was one that got the covid and was asymptomatic and I worried that I may have spread it not knowingly. My wife has had her shots as a nurse for over two months, but my son who is 37 lives with us, but apparently, didn't get it. I will still wear a mask in public unless I know everyone I am with has been vaccinated. My mom always told us, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". 39 days ago
So much nonsense... Since so many want to pretend that the mask "works" (REALITY: the virus IS smaller than the mask!)... how about they all pretend that I'm wearing one?!?
I haven't worn a mask for the past YEAR. I'm NOT starting now. -- I'm NOT sick. You're NOT sick. Asymptomatic "spread" is a LIE that for some reason, people would like to think is a "thing". It is NOT.
Science says, the mask does NOT work! http://thenewamerican.com/why-d o-you-wear-a-mask-science-says- they-dont-work/ 39 days ago
We are still wearing our masks here also. And social distancing when we are out even though both of us are fully protected by the vaccine. We are not taking any chances with our health. 39 days ago
Many states and towns are seeing a big rise in cases and our state is also one. Hoping the vaccine covers well but not taking any chances. We will be wearing masks for quite a while yet. 39 days ago
We, too, have 19 active cases in our community now. Being the home to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, we might have a slight impact there; but the majority of our cases are now in the community. It is difficult to watch our communities fluctuate from fewer than 5 active cases to over 20 active cases. What I find most disturbing, however, is the number of young people who have active coronavirus infections. Before school started last fall, the number generally was less than 5% of the total number of active cases. Now, the number runs about 20-25% of the active cases. These are the people who (mostly) have no access to vaccination, meaning there is an active population out there were the virus has room to mutate and potentially negate the effect of vaccination on the rest of the population.
I think masking and some semblance of social distancing will be with us for a long time. Not only have these measures mitigated the spread of the coronavirus, they have alo reduced the number of flu cases we have seen this winter. Anecdotally, I have also heard of people who have had reduced allergy symptoms because the masks filter some of the allergens in the air. 40 days ago
It's so important to follow the rules which a lot of people do not and that is why there are so many new cases in some towns and states. Some people are refusing to take the vaccine as well. If we all don't join the majority of the people we will be continuing to live this way for years to come. 40 days ago
Our little area has positive testing on the rise as do many others....sad....I continue to use my mask when out & about. We went from moderate category to high risk....should have been extreme risk according to the numbers but they changed some aspects. In 2 weeks, we are examined again. Today is my 2nd shot & I'm prepared for a couple days discomfort, probably a little worse than after my 1st shot. 40 days ago
Still masking here too. New variants are causing record numbers of hospital and ICU admissions. We in Ontario just started another Stay at Home/State of Emergency Order today. I hope it helps! 40 days ago
Sorry that your count is rising in your town. Our island recently opened up travel, and I’m not sure if the count is rising. We have had the lowest in our state so I am hoping that it will remain as such. Many of the residents are vaccinated or in the process of being vaccinated. We recently opened up vaccines to 16 years and older so more should get them. We are still masking and practicing social distancing. I am waiting for the day that we can be free of them, but we must be patient!
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