Last night, we hosted our first group social event at our home in 3 years. We invited 6 of our friends over for a potluck cookout. We spent the evening on the patio having cocktails, eating, talking, and laughing. It was wonderful to be among a group of gay male friends again, catching up and just enjoying each other’s company, and I believe everyone had a good time.
This morning, one of our guests texted me that they tested positive for COVID today. I let the other guests know right away. Hopefully, no one else caught anything and the friend who is sick will have only minor cold like symptoms (which is what he has so far.) We are all vaccinated, and Jeffrey and I are boosted (I think the others are, too) so if any of us DO get COVID as well, hopefully it won’t be too bad. Of course I’m nervous about getting it, given my existing health issues, but it is the world we live in that any socialization comes with risk of exposure, no matter how careful everyone is. My friend feels bad about unknowingly exposing us, but he certainly didn’t intend to and we’ve all assured him none of us blame him for something he couldn’t have known about.
I have an email into my HR office, as I believe I am required to stay home on cautionary quarantine for 5 days, but I won’t hear back from them until tomorrow, after my work day starts, so I will work from home tomorrow out of an abundance of caution.
Que Sera Sera.