Cel-e-brate good times, come on! And just like that, I’m looking back on one of the most exciting weeks of my career. This has been one for the books, that’s for sure. Between a brand new episode...
Why I Had to Get Tested for COVID
Well, in all fairness, I’ve been tested for COVID-19 twice. The first time was 3 days before my follow-up surgery from Hazel’s birth. That was back at the beginning of June and it was mandatory to be tested prior to entering the surgery center. But the most recent time I got tested was a little different.
Last week I went back to work. Goodbye, maternity leave! In order to start filming with HGTV again, I had to get tested. As you know, construction is an essential business and I have families that have been waiting on me to come back and work on their home. But they haven’t just been waiting on me, they’ve been waiting for my whole @builtcustomhomes team! So we instituted a testing protocol (and we’re always masked at work) so we can work comfortably around each other. It’s not a perfect science, but we’re being really careful and so far, so good.
My testing experience wasn’t bad! I did a drive-up rapid test and had the results texted to me within the hour. Both tests I’ve done have been a swab up the nasal cavity and they sure do get up there! The test cost $150.
I can only imagine how often you need to get tested if you’re working in a medical field right now. If you’re working on the front lines, and needing to get tested regularly, I thank you. Thinking of you all and hoping you’re staying safe.
So here are my questions – have you needed to get tested? Have you had COVID? Has COVID changed how you work?