No one really knows how long after symptoms have subsided if someone is still contagious. I can understand your Dr’s hesitancy in writing you a clean bill of health. So, tomorrow, you need to call him and tell him that your job depends on the note that he has to write for you. Tell him to write that you are currently under his care and he is unable to estimate when you will be returning to work. If he has a fax machine, have him fax it immediately to your place of work. As long as he writes that the time that you are to be out of work is still to be determined due to the severity of COVID19, then she can’t say squat.
My husband and I had a certificate for a overnight stay and dinner at a local hotel that has a very nice steakhouse attached to it. We have eaten there a few times and the food has always been delicious and the service impeccable. It is expensive but also well worth it. We scheduled our stay at the hotel and I was really looking forward to it at it was out first overnight away from out son since he was born almost a year before.
There is no model of herd immunity. Our officials have realized that out best chance to come out on top of this without loosing too many lives and too much money is to try and limit the amount of seriously ill so that there wont be a HUGE strain on our health care system. So, the model is trying to spread it out over time.
So we get to our table and the waiter mentions my husband looks familiar. My husband asks him if he ever worked at the casino and he said that he had. My husband works at the casino so that’s how he knew him. The waiters whole demeanor changed after that. Gone was the super polite waiter and he was replaced by a rather cocky condescending attitude. I think it was because he realized that my husband works at the casino and while we are not hurting for money we aren’t the kind of people that go to a restaurant like we were at for our weekly Sunday dinner. So we both get appetizers, soup and a entrée.
We go through the soup and the appetizers and when he delivers out entrees he says “wow, you guys still have room, you’ve eaten a lot” with a look of disgust. Now both my husband and I are a little larger but we dont get to enjoy dinners by ourseves often so yes we were indulging. Either way it was rude to point out (besides more money the larger the tip) I ignored it though and we enjoyed our meal. At the end of it (we both had dessert too!) he comes with the bill and explains to us that the tip is based off of the total and not the amount that was over the certificate we had.
Doctors, I’m sure are quite confounded as to what to say to employers because if you went back to work and infected your co-workers, ppl would hold him responsible. The first person that you speak with will probably be his nurse or assistant. You can dictate to her the letter, telling her that it has to be written exactly like I wrote above for you or your job could be in jeopardy. I’m sure they’ll send something over to your boss by the end of the day, tomorrow. The same reporters are asking the same questions from 2–3 days before. They interrupt him as he is trying to answer questions. They continue to try to trip him and change the meaning of his answers. This isn’t junior high school. If you want an answer to your questions stop and listen for it. President Trump is probably just tired of it.