Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Testing for COVID

Dave and I are in Frydek Mistek today, at the health clinic.  

I am still not feeling well so am here with Dave to test for COVID-19. It's my first test. He's taking one because he just returned from a trip to Bulgaria to see our JV country leader and his family there.

Just this piece of paper on the gate lets you know that you're in the right place for the test. 

Normally, this would be the entrance for speech therapy, and a doctor who specializes in pulmonary and internal medicine. But for now, there is a special room set up just inside this door for administering COVID tests. 

Those tests are scheduled online, one minute apart. So this is not just a proverbial revolving door! There are people here literally coming and going every minute of their scheduled hours for testing. 

As you can see, even the woman taking payments has PPE (personal protective equipment) on to keep her safe.

The test was administered so quickly I hardly had time to even realize what was happening. You walk up to the woman who gives it, she is ready with her swabs and does it expertly before you can even blink. You're done in 30 seconds and out the door in another 30 seconds after you've paid. 

Our results came early this evening and thankfully they are both negative. I'm still feeling pretty sick, but am glad to know it's probably just a regular winter virus that I'll get over with soon...I hope! 

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