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Question of the Week: Still wearing a mask?

Still wearing a mask?

Because my son and I are taking care of my parents quite a bit now (about once a week), we wear our masks whenever we're out and about. And we wear our masks whenever we're with my parents. Being in their late 70s, having illnesses associated with their age, and the grief they're experiencing from my brother's recent death, my parents, I'm afraid, are extremely vulnerable to Covid or any other virus that could potentially cause them severe complications and/or death. Thus, my parents are my main "why" for continuing to wear a mask. Because I can't take care of them if I'm sick, and I don't want to risk taking a virus to them before I might be aware that I even have a virus. 

So, are you still wearing a mask? Why or why not? I ask this question today, because it seems that my husband, our son, and I are pretty much the only ones wearing a mask wherever we go. I'm just curious - not judging. I respect all decisions.

still wearing a mask?
Image courtesy of Pam Menegakis via Unsplash

We went out a couple of times without our masks when the mask mandates were lifted in our area the middle of last year (2021). But we felt so vulnerable ourselves that we decided to continue wearing ours. Shortly after that decision, the Covid numbers started rising again, so I'm glad we did. 

I still keep my six-foot distance from others while I'm in public also, and we still go out as early as possible so as to avoid crowds. I try to avoid passing anyone in a shopping aisle as well, so that's easier if I'm out earlier in the day. 

Please do leave a comment below if you have a strong opinion about why you do or don't wear a mask. We would love to hear what you have to say. Until next week, take care and may you experience the Lord's blessings.

Patricia



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