Covid Testing & Treatment
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– May 30, 2023(10 replies)
I've got cold symptoms and a positive Covid test after arriving home from work travel. My wife is testing negative. We have a 3 year old who hasn't been vaccinated. Our day care just told us we have to keep her home.
Given she has to be home, being isolated for 5-10 days will be really challenging for our household - are others doing this when one person gets a positive test? I haven't seen guidance on this online since 2022.
Thank you!May 30, 2023
– May 5, 2022(7 replies)
Our child tested positive this week and will need a "document of recovery" for international travel in two months.
Has anyone else received one of these documents after their child tested positive? Do we just ask our pediatrician for one? Can we get it from another accepted source?
I'm looking around online and the travel forms are not super helpful.
Any information would be appreciated, thank you!May 5, 2022
– Mar 2, 2022(8 replies)
Hi lovely parents, We have finally planned a trip for the first time since the pandemic started and are beyond excited to visit the Big Island later this month. I saw that the State of Hawaii is lifting their pre-travel testing policy just a few days AFTER we travel so we still have to follow the current policy. My understanding is that my husband and I can upload our vax records to get pre-travel clearance and that our 4-year old son doesn't have to test prior to travel. Has anyone traveled to Hawaii with a child under 5 recently? Can you verify that you don't have to show a negative covid test 72 hrs prior to departure for your child under 5? I read this on the Hawaii covid website, but my frazzled brain would love confirmation from someone who has done the trip recently so I don't accidentally mess up our trip. Thanks in advance!Mar 2, 2022
– Dec 24, 2021(4 replies)
Looking for suggestions for setting up Covid testing protocols for our new nanny in a new nannyshare arrangement. We would like to be as reasonable/unburdensome to her as possible, but we want to be effective enough to protect the babies.
We are starting a nanny share next month with another family. Both baby boys in the share will be 9 months old, and consequently are unvaccinated. Both sets of parents are triple vaxxed and very Covid-cautious. Our nanny has four school-aged kids so her exposure level is somewhat high.
Looking for any suggestions or plans you've implemented, pros/cons, etc.
Thanks in advance for your help.
CaitlinDec 24, 2021
– Sep 24, 2021(31 replies)
I have a 2 year old in daycare and when she's sick (runny nose, sneezing, anything) I need to get a negative covid test before I can bring her back to daycare. Does any one know where I can get a covid test for a 2 year old that will get me results the next day? Taking off 2-3 days for each runny nose is a huge stress on my job.Sep 24, 2021
– Sep 15, 2021(8 replies)
Hi! I'm looking for advice on weekly COVID testing options for my Nanny in either Hayward or Oakland. I'm trying to make it as convenient as possible, but we would like to have it done weekly, and I know there are free places to get it done, does anyone have any recommendations?Sep 15, 2021
– Jun 23, 2021(1 reply)
My daughter does not tolerate the nasal swabs that are mostly available for covid-19 testing, and I’m wondering if anyone knows of anywhere in the Bay Area that does mouth swab testing? Curative kiosk at the Berkeley Adult School has switched to nasal swabs as of June 17th :(
thanks for any tips!!!Jun 23, 2021
– Jun 4, 2021(2 replies)
Any experience with test provider for international airlines with lab stamp and physician signature at reasonable cost. Specifically needed for Avianca to Nicaragua.Jun 4, 2021
– Feb 13, 2021(9 replies)
We’re looking into sending our 3 year old to preschool, and are wondering about what Covid protocols look like around the east bay these days. Would any parents be willing to share what school you’re sending your child to, whether testing is happening for teachers, students, and/or families at your school and how often, and how you are being notified if there are positive results in the school community? Mainly interested in preschool but would also like to hear what elementary and beyond look like too. Thanks!Feb 13, 2021
– Jul 1, 2020(3 replies)
I’ve been searching for a test site where my 3 year old can get a short swab test, with results within 48 hours. If you know of one please share!
(For context- most testing sites don’t take children, require a screening or doctor’s referral, or take longer than 48 hours to provide results. No one in our family is symptomatic or aware of exposure. We’d like to get tested before seeing relatives to be safe, and our pediatrician recommended the short swab test for this particular instance.)Jul 1, 2020
– Jun 1, 2020(2 replies)
Hello- I'm wondering if anyone has experience being tested for COVID-19 at one of the three free Oakland testing sites (Henry J Kaiser, Roots Community Health Clinic, or Allen Temple). Specifically, I'm trying to get a sense of what the turnaround time between getting tested and receiving results is. Thanks in advance for any info!Jun 1, 2020