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Old 03-27-2020, 09:44 AM
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There are 3 of us in the house. Dh, young adult ds, and me. All three of us are still working and have some contact with others. Dh and I are mostly able to social distance at work. Dd works retail — so he has the most contact with folks. He has been good about showering when he gets home, walking hands, and using hand sanitizer at work.

Two of his friends come to our house each Saturday evening for a few hours. They stay in his smallish room. He still wants to continue that. I said no. Ds is upset. He just doesn’t see the danger in it that I do.

I’m right, aren’t I?

<update> Ds came out and apologized for even asking to have friends over. We are planning some things to get him out of his room so that he doesn’t feel so isolated.



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Old 03-27-2020, 09:49 AM
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Yes, you are right!
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:50 AM
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Absolutely!
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You are absolutely right...
Old 03-27-2020, 09:53 AM
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The way I understand social distancing is that people limit themselves to contact with only those living in the same household. The two friends who come over could have not only been in contact with their own families, but with others at their jobs or schools. Any of those contacts could be carriers, or even symptomatic, spreading it potentially to your son and the rest of your family.

Young people unfortunately, do not see the dangers in many ways that those of us with more years do. Unfortunately, young people are also contracting this virus, and dying from it. If we don't give our maximum efforts towards containing it now, it will only get worse over time.
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:53 AM
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Yes, you're right, especially if these friends don't work where he does. Now he'll be widening the circle of potential exposure not only to 2 more people but to their families, their workplaces, the other friends they hang out with. In other words, potentially dozens of people. Transmission is most likely to happen with face-to-face contact and a small room may make it impossible to keep the requisite 6 feet of social distance.


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Old 03-27-2020, 09:55 AM
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It kid SO hard! It is especially hard when they are good friends.

You are right. It is too much of a risk right now.
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:56 AM
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Yes, you are right. Not only does he put himself in danger, but you, his parents, as well.
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Old 03-27-2020, 10:02 AM
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This is why his friends can't come over.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1239545211300216832

https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/22...oes-it-matter/
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Old 03-27-2020, 10:12 AM
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Can they still come over and go for a distant walk or bike ride? Can you set up chairs in the garage or outdoor space where they can sit apart?
Definitely no to the bedroom.
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:15 AM
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You're right. To keep your home safe ... no visitors. Your DS is an adult and it's time to "adult". This will end and he can return to his previous social schedule. For now... no visitors.


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Old 03-27-2020, 11:35 AM
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You are absolutely correct!

Refer him to the case of the 21 yo in Tennessee who didn't see the danger:
https://fox17.com/news/local/nashvil...irus-seriously
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Old 03-27-2020, 04:57 PM
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I believe that you are right in asking DS not to entertain.

Your post made me remember when HIV/AIDS came to the attention for the world. You were told certain things about the virus, at the time much was unknown. One thing I remember is that you need to worry about your partner's history for his partners, their partners, etc is what you need to worry about. Nor the 2 of you, but all those that you both have had contact with. I believe its the same with the coronavirus, it is about you, who you are in contact and who they maybe in contact with.

Stick to your guns and don't allow socializing in/outside your home.
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Old 03-27-2020, 07:47 PM
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Maybe they can have a virtual get together via Zoom.
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