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Discussion: I hear you...not sure what ...

in: Becks; Becks > 2020-06-19

Jun 21, 2020 4:12 AM # 
I hear you...not sure what we’re doing when back to SF.
Jun 21, 2020 3:02 PM # 
I suspect it's harder in Salem than in Cambridge, and also for an infant vs a preschooler, but we recently found a responsible sitter for ~18hrs/week on Can recommend the site.
Jun 21, 2020 4:18 PM # 
But how do you trust someone when you have no idea how much they are distancing? It turns your only guaranteed safe place into a question mark. I’m not sure I can do that.
Jun 21, 2020 5:36 PM # 
It's true, you can only be so sure. We're pretty confident that she's taking things seriously, so we have basically expanded our bubble +2 (she is only working for our family and has a roommate who is working from home). My goal is really to minimize the chance of an outbreak stemming from us (since Melissa works at a health center) rather than keeping us completely isolated, so of course YMMV. It's certainly a different risk/benefit calculation with an infant.
Jun 22, 2020 3:34 PM # 
We are starting daycare July 1st - absolutely not a judgement on anyone *not* wanting to. There are so many things to consider and there's no good answer, just a lot of bad ones...
Jun 22, 2020 4:01 PM # 
Yeah, no easy answers here. Ours is planning to open July 13th and we are going to send him, but it's not hard to understand the families (and staff!) who are hesitant. If MA were looking like AZ we would not do it.
Jun 22, 2020 6:52 PM # 
The infant room at ours doesn't have enough staff, so they can't take him. We had two nannies not bother to turn up to the zoom interviews we set up this weekend. I'm just fried. The worst thing is knowing that my parents would like nothing more than to come and help, but there's a pointless travel ban. Ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh.
Jun 22, 2020 7:06 PM # 
That must be super frustrating about your parents. :(
Jun 22, 2020 10:03 PM # 
Thinking of you - I can only imagine how tough this all must be with an infant. Focus on those giggles. When you feel like the time is right, let us know, and we can do a socially distant picnic somewhere with lots of grass and space (near you or near us). Arlington is at 0 new cases for 14 days straight. People have been good at wearing masks ... hopefully it won't start slipping now.
Jun 23, 2020 1:16 AM # 
Summer camps opened today in CT. It was like they went off to college. I forgot what it was like being at home without kids there too.

With CT reporting only just over 100 cases in the last three days, it seemed that either this is the only chance for the summer (because the pandemic is going to explode again, so now is as safe as it will be all year) or else it will be safe all summer long (in which case there is nothing to lose). In either case, the benefits seemed to outweigh the costs. 101 days was enough.

Watching the relatively low precautions being taken to stop disease spread by many (so much is now reopened) and still seeing car numbers drop is an interesting contrast with the rapid spread back in March. I guess superspreaders really were super important back then.

No judgment on anyone else's choice. People can rationally weigh costs and benefits differently.
Jun 23, 2020 6:23 AM # 
Since at least Rob is in the house anyway, any chance of perhaps a 12-18yr old local kid who is at home anyway?

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