After two days of Daughter feeling discomfort (raised temperature but no fever, headache, belly ache) she woke up with a fever this morning.
Corona alarm bells were ringing since covid-19 is all around us, especially at elementary schools (housing the one age group completely unvaccinated without constraints).
As Daughter was already a bit under the weather we helped Daughter to take a nose swap (self-control is key to get her tested at all) on Monday morning, which came out negative. This morning we did another test and the line at T turned red almost immediately when the liquid spread through the test surface. Covid-19 is here.
As corona cases are through the roof in this country, it took me quite a while to get in touch with the GGD to make appointments for PCR tests for the whole family. During the morning both I and the Man tried calling the line especially for kids, but it was so busy we were not even accepted to wait in line.
After lunch I tried a different number, the one for those who have been in touch with someone testing positive. This time I got in the waiting room immediately and after some minutes I got connected to an employee.
As Daughter’s last PCR test was rather stressful, I discussed with the employee whether Daughter really needed to take an official test. She agreed with me that it was not necessary and that it was possible to have her case registered by hand for the team that deals with contact tracing. I did make an appointment for myself and the Man for next Monday, five days after first known contact with our positive house mate.
Of course I already contacted those who have been in contact with Daughter the past few days.
I’m curious to see whether I or the Man will fall ill as well. We’re both fully vaccinated, so I don’t worry about serious consequences.
Until next Monday we will stay at home. And perhaps longer when either the Man or I test positive by then. I guess it’s time to use that treadmill a bit more the coming days.