Quote from BittyBabyGrower
We have to question each visitor before they come in as to if they have been to Mexico, and anyone sick acting is denied visitation until cleared with their doc. Also, we have had a few cases around here in schools
That was done in Toronto, when SARS occurred; and stands with masks were available for anyone who was coughing, at the entrances of all facilities. I visited my sister there, months later, and at the airport they were still doing temperature screening. I asked a security person what that thing on the tripod was, and he said, "It just took your temperature". I told him to get it to hospitals for nurses to use, after the SARS experience was over. Can you imagine? The thing sweeps the halls and everyone's temp is done! Now if they could do that for BPs... and O2 sats.....
My sister (who is 10 years older than I am, and I'm 70) had wanted me to visit her in Toronto when the epidemic first appeared, and I refused. She said, "It's not right where I live!" Yah? While I was there, she casually mentioned that the 2nd and 3rd cases of SARS were a couple who lived next to her condo, on the 28th floor of her building. Obviously you'd be with them in the elevator for a while, if they took it with you.
What actually happened to those neighbors, was that the husband was admitted to the room in the hospital, for CHF where the first victim of SARS
(a visitor from China) had been, contracted it within 6 hours and died before 24 hours was up. His wife contracted it from him and died, too. I would never have thought that my sister would be in such denial! She used to be a private investigator....