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I’m not quite sure yet what my personal plan is. I work at a chiropractor‘s office as an administrative assistant ....so I bring the patients in, and I take the payments,  make their next appointments and then .... random office things.

While I’m at my desk and the patients are in their room, I don’t wear a mask. But the patients currently are required to wear masks. I’ll see what happens when I go into work today. (Don’t know what the doctor will want to do).

When the patients come back out to my desk, I put my mask on of course. So now, if a patient comes in who says he has been fully vaccinated, I don’t know that my boss is going to ask them to prove it. And I sure as **** don’t want that on my plate as my responsibility. So I think what I’ll be doing is whether the patient masked, or not, when they come to my desk for payment / for next appointment, I will wear my mask.

EDIT TO ADD:  although I believe personally having the vaccine gives me the optimum amount of protection from the virus, and mitigates the worst effects were I to catch it, I don’t believe anything is 100%, and the addition of a personal mask for me makes the protection factor even higher.

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2 hours ago, John_Brian_K said:

I am sure I am not the only person who has people on ignore.  It is good for my blood pressure.

I have only ever put one person in here on ignore.  Same reason.

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3 hours ago, smr-nj said:

I’m not quite sure yet what my personal plan is. I work at a chiropractor‘s office as an administrative assistant ....so I bring the patients in, and I take the payments,  make their next appointments and then .... random office things.

While I’m at my desk and the patients are in their room, I don’t wear a mask. But the patients currently are required to wear masks. I’ll see what happens when I go into work today. (Don’t know what the doctor will want to do).

When the patients come back out to my desk, I put my mask on of course. So now, if a patient comes in who says he has been fully vaccinated, I don’t know that my boss is going to ask them to prove it. And I sure as **** don’t want that on my plate as my responsibility. So I think what I’ll be doing is whether the patient masked, or not, when they come to my desk for payment / for next appointment, I will wear my mask.

EDIT TO ADD:  although I believe personally having the vaccine gives me the optimum amount of protection from the virus, and mitigates the worst effects were I to catch it, I don’t believe anything is 100%, and the addition of a personal mask for me makes the protection factor even higher.

As of right now, we’re changing nothing.

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18 minutes ago, Motown Bombers said:

I went to Target during lunch and everybody was still wearing masks. 

I believe Target is still requiring them... I know I saw something about Kroger and Home Depot maintaining mask mandates for now as well.

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I'll continue to wear it not only cause I almost feel naked without it now but because I know there are people out there that are uncomfortable being around unmasked people so if it makes a fellow shopper or patron feel more comfortable I'll deal with the minor inconvenience. 

Really I shouldn't even say inconvenience cause I don't mind wearing one at all in short intervals like running out to stores and what not.  

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So with Michigan the epicenter of current COVID spread she lifts mask mandate? Sure feel sorry for all of the small business that folded during Michigans lockdown. Outside looking in I feel Michigan really dropped the ball during this whole thing.

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14 minutes ago, Tigeraholic1 said:

So with Michigan the epicenter of current COVID spread she lifts mask mandate? Sure feel sorry for all of the small business that folded during Michigans lockdown. Outside looking in I feel Michigan really dropped the ball during this whole thing.

Did she “lift mask mandate” for every one, ... or did she lift it for vaccinated people, as per CDC newest recommendations?

 I think you would agree those are two very different things.

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Just now, smr-nj said:

Did she “lift mask mandate” for every one, ... or did she lift it for vaccinated people, as per CDC newest recommendations?

 I think you would agree those are two very different things.

Yes you are right but who verifies what? I walk into walmart without a mask and what happens next? 

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Just now, Tigeraholic1 said:

Yes you are right but who verifies what? I walk into walmart without a mask and what happens next? 

I have no idea. 
 

Citizens in this country are notoriously bad at the honor system.

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22 hours ago, Buddha said:

im happy they've finally come around!

Throughout this pandemic I have been all about student and staff safety first and foremost. But as we have gotten most teachers and staff, as well as older HS students vaccinated, it was really time to begin revising the in-person learning measures. My niece and nephew in Grosse Pointe schools went between in-person and then virtual multiple times this year. Now, in a rich area like Grosse Pointe you can probably get away with that constant changing without little negative effects given that it is an affluent community and district. A block over down Alter and across Jefferson in Detroit and DPS, the constant changing has had devastating effects. We were as a nation really risking a lost generation of public school students if this change from virtual to in-person and back again went on for a third school year. Good to know that most all kids should safely be back in-person for school next year.

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Mark me down in favor of having to show some sort of verification of vaccination. If I have to prove my dog has all her shots to get into the local dog park (or have proof just in case the local sheriff stops by) then it shouldn’t hurt the average schmoe 

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5 minutes ago, Oblong said:

HIPPA has nothing to do with it. 

https://www.reliasmedia.com/articles/147482-hipaa-issues-can-arise-with-covid-19-vaccinations

 

HIPAA can become an issue if healthcare employers require proof that employees have received a COVID-19 vaccine, says Abbye Alexander, JD, partner with Kaufman Dolowich Voluck in Orlando.

Under HIPAA, immunization records are protected health information, Alexander notes. Therefore, whether an employee has received a COVID-19 vaccine may be disclosed only by a healthcare provider if the employee has furnished the provider with their written authorization.

“Employers may ask their employees whether they have received the vaccine, but they may only seek information from the employee’s medical provider with written authorization from the employee,” Alexander explains. “Once this information is obtained, it may not be disclosed by the employer without the employee’s consent.”

Alexander notes that Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance states employers may require employees to provide proof that he or she received a COVID-19 vaccine. However, disclosure of information reflecting a disability could implicate the Americans with Disabilities Act, she says.

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Just now, Tigeraholic1 said:

https://www.reliasmedia.com/articles/147482-hipaa-issues-can-arise-with-covid-19-vaccinations

 

HIPAA can become an issue if healthcare employers require proof that employees have received a COVID-19 vaccine, says Abbye Alexander, JD, partner with Kaufman Dolowich Voluck in Orlando.

Under HIPAA, immunization records are protected health information, Alexander notes. Therefore, whether an employee has received a COVID-19 vaccine may be disclosed only by a healthcare provider if the employee has furnished the provider with their written authorization.

“Employers may ask their employees whether they have received the vaccine, but they may only seek information from the employee’s medical provider with written authorization from the employee,” Alexander explains. “Once this information is obtained, it may not be disclosed by the employer without the employee’s consent.”

Alexander notes that Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance states employers may require employees to provide proof that he or she received a COVID-19 vaccine. However, disclosure of information reflecting a disability could implicate the Americans with Disabilities Act, she says.

Hippa does not constrain disclosures by the patient, and when you go to Walmart to buy banana's you not an employee. Other than that this applies exactly.

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1 minute ago, Gehringer_2 said:

Hippa does not constrain disclosures by the patient, and when you go to Walmart to buy banana's you not an employee. Other than that this applies exactly.

So it will be legal for the Walmart employee manning the door to ask to see my vaccination card? 

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11 minutes ago, CMRivdog said:

Mark me down in favor of having to show some sort of verification of vaccination. If I have to prove my dog has all her shots to get into the local dog park (or have proof just in case the local sheriff stops by) then it shouldn’t hurt the average schmoe 

Yeah me too but I wish there was an easier way than carrying the card around and pulling it out every time you go somewhere.  Perhaps they could make bracelets or necklaces that are easily visible to people.   

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2 minutes ago, smr-nj said:

I’m not understanding your comment 

You know its going to happen. Trumper walks in to said big box store, pleasant door guy "Are you vaccinated?" Trumper "Not any of your business". What happens next?

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3 minutes ago, RandyMarsh said:

Yeah me too but I wish there was an easier way than carrying the card around and pulling it out every time you go somewhere.  Perhaps they could make bracelets or necklaces that are easily visible to people.   

They have phone apps for everything else. I have a picture of my card on my phone. If I can go thru precheck at the airport by swiping my phone. CLEAR has my retina scan in their system, just add it t to that.

 

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2 minutes ago, CMRivdog said:

They have phone apps for everything else. I have a picture of my card on my phone. If I can go thru precheck at the airport by swiping my phone. CLEAR has my retina scan in their system, just add it t to that.

 

That's true, that would make it easier. 

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5 minutes ago, Tigeraholic1 said:

You know its going to happen. Trumper walks in to said big box store, pleasant door guy "Are you vaccinated?" Trumper "Not any of your business". What happens next?

Well, I suppose that’ll be up to the store to deal with .... hopefully not the pleasant door guy making minimum wage.

You seem angry.  I’m not sure what I said that triggered it. I think not having everyone required to wear masks makes it quite difficult, when people with an agenda are itching for a fight.

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