Ill offer a dissenting opinion, but its not really directed at the OP, who has risk factors that I dont share - I'm in no position to judge such a hard decision about someone else's life. Here goes You don't owe this to your employer or the administrators at your hospital. You don't even owe this to those of your coworkers who are sticking in there. You did not sign up for this. Disaster nursing, sure maybe. Pandemic without PPE? Not so much. Many levels of society, political leadership, and healthcare administration have failed leading up to this. Forget about owing anyone anything. But... Here's the thing. I'm following projections of this virus and I'm watching the ICU I work in slowly get overrun, even in an area thats not yet considered a hot spot. And I'm pretty sure there will come a time (and soon) when every patient I treat, more or less, will be one more patient that wouldn't get treated if I wasnt there. It's not about what I signed up for. Instead, I have a skill set that is desperately needed right now. Eventually, every day I'm working at risk to myself and my family is also a chance to save lives in a system that will save that many fewer without me. And each of us has to decide how much risk to ourselves is too much to bear for that opportunity, not worth the lives of our neighbors. The risk to yourself is real and substantial. I can't make that decision for anyone else. But please don't make it casually or bitterly or to spite those who have failed us. This virus has proven many of our bean counters and administrators wrong - youre not just a cog in a system, replaceable by a fresh new recruit in the same color scrubs for a small cost and a little orientation. But of course, the problem with being irreplaceable is that you won't be replaced. Best wishes to everyone making hard decisions, and not taking them lightly.