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    ang79 is online now Ruby level (4000+ posts)
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    Default Car rides during Covid

    I know that this question was recently asked, but it had to do with some of the people being vaccinated. What are your thoughts on no one in the car being vaccinated yet (two pre-teens, one adult), for a 5-10 minute drive to drop a friend off? Since m family has all been home for work/school this entire year and have not had any visitors in our house (or cars), small enclosed places with others will make me uneasy for quite awhile! I was asked if I could drive one of my girl scouts home after our meeting tonight as the parent has to pick up her other child up at sports practice at the same time. If it was me, I would just pick the girl up 15 minutes early. But This family has been working/in school the entire year so their comfort level is much different than mine! Iím thinking masks on and windows open for a short drive shouldnít make me worried, right? DH would roll his eyes at me, but I just keep thinking we just need to keep safe a little while longer (he and I are actually going for our first dose of vaccines tomorrow and it would be awesome if both the girls are able to get shots this summer!)


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    I'm not driving anyone extra in our car yet.

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    With the new variants having others in my car would make me nervous. I have driven other peopleís kids twice since Covid started. Once last summer and once in October. everyone was masked, front windows open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgenie View Post
    With the new variants having others in my car would make me nervous. I have driven other people’s kids twice since Covid started. Once last summer and once in October. everyone was masked, front windows open.
    Our school has been hit *hard* by the UK variant in the last week. School just went virtual to try and slow things down.

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    No, I would not.

    However, I would be willing to stay late with the scout until the parent could get there, if it was a reasonable amount of time.

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    Thought a bit more and I would probably do it as a one off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kestrel View Post
    No, I would not.

    However, I would be willing to stay late with the scout until the parent could get there, if it was a reasonable amount of time.
    I would not be comfortable driving someone else in my car, so this is what I would suggest too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnuggleBuggles View Post
    Our school has been hit *hard* by the UK variant in the last week. School just went virtual to try and slow things down.
    What state are you in? I'm waiting for the variant to hit hard here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kestrel View Post
    No, I would not.

    However, I would be willing to stay late with the scout until the parent could get there, if it was a reasonable amount of time.
    Great suggestion! I would not be comfortable with someone unvaccinated in my car from another family. We aren't doing any of that stuff yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnuggleBuggles View Post
    Our school has been hit *hard* by the UK variant in the last week. School just went virtual to try and slow things down.
    Yes, our school has asked families not to get together indoors or to carpool. We are only getting together outside and not sharing indoor spaces. I wouldn’t carpool now. We are in the minority though.
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    I would probably do this, but I have had some of dc's friends in my car a few times this year. I would keep masks on and windows open, I think it would be pretty safe. But I also don't think it would be wrong to say no.

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