Has COVID-19 been a concern?
SD9 lives with us full-time. Her BM lives out of state and sees her a few weeks per year. SD just came back from her summer visit, which was extended due to her BM, grandmother, and half-brother contracting COVID-19. I have children of my own who I have kept very safe and healthy since all of this started. SD's BM is the type who parties constantly and lives for going out (it's no wonder she doesn't have physical custody of either of her children). She isn't careful. She doesn't know how to take care of herself or her kids (the grandmother does everything).
Since SD got back, I have been adamant about her quarantining because I will be LIVID if my kids get sick. She tested negative a few days ago, but her grandmother and half-brother tested positive and she was around them on Sunday before she came back. The CDC recommends that a person quarantines for two weeks from the day of their last contact with a positive person.
This whole situation has me stressed out. I'm a germaphobe and I've had a hard time with all of this COVID-19 stuff. My SO is very supportive of us taking every precaution possible. SD has to go back in October and I'm already stressed out about this happening again. I am dreading it. As much as I LOVE the rare breaks that I get, I'd rather her stay here where I know that she will not get sick, but there is no way that her BM would agree to that because she only skips visits when it's HER choice and when it's convenient for HER.
My SO brought up a good point. He said that there are a lot of families out there that share custody who have to worry about their step-kids bringing COVID-19 home to their bio-kids on a weekly (or regular) basis.
So, how many of you are out there? How do you deal and cope with it?