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79. If you don't want to hurt their feelings,
Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:09 PM
Jun 2020

a couple of days before the party message them that you were contacted by the health department and you were close enough to another person who now has tested positive and you are self-quarantined for 14 days.

I'm invited to a barbecue the 4th [View all] vercetti2021 Jun 2020 OP
Wear a mask. Keep a distance. Make them wear masks too. PTWB Jun 2020 #1
Not exactly my place to make them wear masks vercetti2021 Jun 2020 #2
Find out if they're going to be wearing masks. If not, don't go. PTWB Jun 2020 #4
I will vercetti2021 Jun 2020 #10
Chance is slim to none - first having a party like this in the first place. Strike One. progree Jun 2020 #25
I didn't think about that last one oh no vercetti2021 Jun 2020 #30
The sharing of food and utensils etc is the dealbreaker DonaldsRump Jun 2020 #51
Yes ask if others bdamomma Jun 2020 #67
IMHO Be a friend, stay away for their safety and yours. RGinNJ Jun 2020 #3
Outdoors? dawg day Jun 2020 #5
Yes I believe its outside vercetti2021 Jun 2020 #8
Are you going to go with what your head or your gut tells you? BigmanPigman Jun 2020 #6
It's a two way street vercetti2021 Jun 2020 #9
Go with the one least likely to get Covid than. BigmanPigman Jun 2020 #13
Why do you consider it "blowing off a best friend" when the reason for not going JI7 Jun 2020 #61
If they are planning that, you know they take no precautions, probably go anywhere brewens Jun 2020 #7
My answer would be a simple no thanks. progree Jun 2020 #11
Personally, I'd stay home because I'm high risk. LuckyCharms Jun 2020 #12
I can't imagine your best friends sister would be upset that you MLAA Jun 2020 #14
Go, and keep your distance, elleng Jun 2020 #15
Well, just be sure the pig has a mask over his snout. LastDemocratInSC Jun 2020 #16
I'm not going to my best friends 20th wedding anniversary party on 7/11 BannonsLiver Jun 2020 #17
This marybourg Jun 2020 #18
Yeah they aren't trump folks by any means vercetti2021 Jun 2020 #19
I'm just annoyed they can't just go away for a weekend. BannonsLiver Jun 2020 #27
I'm glad you're able to vent vercetti2021 Jun 2020 #29
Actually, you are at minimal risk even if the owners don't do 48 hours between rentals. PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2020 #38
There is less chance of this virus being spread on things than through the air. LisaL Jun 2020 #56
You Might Have RobinA Jun 2020 #84
I'm sorry you saw it that way BannonsLiver Jun 2020 #90
yes larwdem Jun 2020 #22
If you go you'll probably get too close to someone, it happens. dem4decades Jun 2020 #20
True vercetti2021 Jun 2020 #23
You are in a state that is spiking. I wouldn't because I am old and I really do not want it. LizBeth Jun 2020 #21
I recently went to a funeral and the lunch afterwards. Almost no one was wearing a mask Quixote1818 Jun 2020 #24
I myself wouldn't go, too much of a risk Raine Jun 2020 #26
Are they offering carry-out? KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2020 #28
I've got the same issue here. Ms. Toad Jun 2020 #31
Thinking new Covid-branded goggles might flood the market before Thanksgiving. greyl Jun 2020 #37
Those of us who wear glasses are probably pretty safe. Ms. Toad Jun 2020 #39
So what exactly is the risk of infecting through the eyes? PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2020 #40
I've heard that even over here. OnDoutside Jun 2020 #41
Really? Remind me again how we can get infected through eyes. PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2020 #48
Numerous msm articles talk about covid being transmitted through the eyes and people needing eye LisaL Jun 2020 #57
I don't have any stats on that, all I'm saying is that I have heard OnDoutside Jun 2020 #77
No stats - but opinions from doctors and researchers Ms. Toad Jun 2020 #87
Even if everybody wore masks, as soon as they start eating, masks have to come off. LisaL Jun 2020 #55
See if they are offering curbside carry-out? Captain Zero Jun 2020 #32
The thing is, since it's a BBQ, you're going to be eating... Laffy Kat Jun 2020 #33
That's just it. I wouldn't go. If you're eating and drinking Liberal In Texas Jun 2020 #75
At the very least, you will need to isolate for 14 days afterwards -- and that means isolating from diva77 Jun 2020 #34
My beloved relatives have been family-reunioning, birthday partying, high school graduating... Hekate Jun 2020 #35
Hang in there. PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2020 #49
I am, but this starting to bite -- same as for all of us. Hekate Jun 2020 #74
You could remind them that when they are in ICU no one will be able to visit them. PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2020 #78
Right Now RobinA Jun 2020 #85
Go and be exemplary. nt greyl Jun 2020 #36
Maybe it's just me, but I would be so uneasy it would defeat the purpose of going. I have always dameatball Jun 2020 #42
I was invited to a wedding on the 4th Awsi Dooger Jun 2020 #43
Ahh, someone I know got married PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2020 #50
Don't go. Nt raccoon Jun 2020 #44
I plan on getting my first haircut on the first of August. Baitball Blogger Jun 2020 #45
I wouldn't this year. DonaldsRump Jun 2020 #46
If he was a best friend he wouldn't have the gathering. imo LiberalFighter Jun 2020 #47
One can't eat in a mask. LisaL Jun 2020 #52
I wouldn't have gone. LisaL Jun 2020 #53
Depends on what state you live in treestar Jun 2020 #54
Very current news about the extreme infectionist of corona.. Maxheader Jun 2020 #58
It's most definitely is airborne. LisaL Jun 2020 #63
In the end it's up to you . I'm sure you already know the risks . And why would you feel bad for JI7 Jun 2020 #59
What I'd say: "I'd love to, but Covid really frightens me. Next year, I hope..." NurseJackie Jun 2020 #60
Would be difficult to eat barbecue and drink adult beverages with a mask on. These retread Jun 2020 #62
We politely declined an invite to a Father's Day pool party Danmel Jun 2020 #64
I wouldn't. tanyev Jun 2020 #65
And I have read too many stories about LisaL Jun 2020 #66
I think the better question is whether it would be prudent for you to go or not. mnhtnbb Jun 2020 #68
Sounds rather "russian roulette-ish" to me... Wounded Bear Jun 2020 #69
Wear a mask. Be very certain about keeping your distance. kairos12 Jun 2020 #70
Since you asked, don't go. Here's why: Pobeka Jun 2020 #71
No way. Unless u were assured it would end with a nekkid hottub party, in super chlorinatated water Baclava Jun 2020 #72
Lmao a bleach baptism? vercetti2021 Jun 2020 #94
A friend of mine just asked me to do road trip marlakay Jun 2020 #73
No Tink41 Jun 2020 #76
If you don't want to hurt their feelings, marie999 Jun 2020 #79
No uptick w outdoor protestors grantcart Jun 2020 #80
And yet people apparently are getting infected on beaches. LisaL Jun 2020 #86
Wearing masks? Most pictures I saw people were without masks. grantcart Jun 2020 #89
It doesn't sound like OP would be going to a gathering where other people would wear masks or LisaL Jun 2020 #91
You're right vercetti2021 Jun 2020 #98
Go If You're RobinA Jun 2020 #81
I WOULD NOT GO. trueblue2007 Jun 2020 #82
No way. cwydro Jun 2020 #83
If outside the entire time I would consider it. GulfCoast66 Jun 2020 #88
It should be outside yes vercetti2021 Jun 2020 #93
Then I'd go. If things seem skivvy make a silent exit. GulfCoast66 Jun 2020 #99
Super spreader, hard pass. sarcasmo Jun 2020 #92
Do not go and stock up on get well cards lunatica Jun 2020 #95
Ouch vercetti2021 Jun 2020 #96
Remember that almost no kids are badly affected lunatica Jun 2020 #97
Update on my COVID 4th of July - Ms. Toad Jul 2020 #100
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