Today is the end of mask mandates, which is why my tests finally arrived.

Got my 4 squares of toilet paper in the mail today! I signed up 30 days ago, on Jan 18. I gather that I must share these with the other 150+ people who live in my building, since only one of us was allowed to order them.

But today is also the day that San Francisco dropped its masking requirements, against the guidance of the CDC and WHO. Because if we're all just over it then that means it's over, right? That's how it works, right?

But I guess Maskless Mayor Breed is just following the political winds and doing what the people want, right? Oh wait, strike that, reverse it.

And in case you hadn't tried it yet: no, you cannot order 4 tests each month. You get 4. Period.

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14 Responses:

  1. nooj says:

    I got mine today too! Around here, Covid-checking has the same rigor used for "service" animals: the pinky-swear.

  2. CSL3 says:

    I don't know if my house got ours yet, but fortunately, there's (Violet-recommended) Demetech[dot]us, from which I've bought several packs. They always arrive within a week of ordering them.

    That'll be useful when Breed returns the mandates again... and I once again wind up reviewing a show preceded by her self-congratulatory bullshit. No doubt, I'll be at that show dressed like this again:

    • CSL3 says:

      ALSO: I dig the little "Get Back to Work" text in the test results. I'm pretty sure this is how London Breed treats City employees hospitalised with COVID:

  3. CJ says:

    Yeah, I discovered the whole "you only get 4, ever" thing today when I went to go order some more. Could've sworn they'd said 4 a month, at the beginning, but perhaps that was wishful thinking. I actually got mine a week or two ago, so I must be a little ahead of the curve. What a joke, all around.

  4. Dave Polaschek says:

    Ordered ours on 1/20 and they arrived yesterday. Heckuva job there, DeJoy!

  5. Benjy says:

    Wow. In the UK we can order boxes of 7 tests online for free. But you can only order one box per household... per day (technically you can't order 2 boxes within 24 hours of each other). And delivery is usually within 1-2 days.

    • tfb says:

      I was going to say this too: we were exposed on Saturday (found out on Sunday) and we've just been testing daily since then and had an (also free) PCR test today (due to all the LF tests being -ve but maybe having symptoms, and LF tests have pretty high false-negative rates).

      ... I was going to say it, but our very wonderful government are probably about to withdraw free testing, which will just obviously lower reported infection rates and also raise infections and deaths, especially amongst poor people for whom tests will be a relatively larger expense. but all that's fine, of course as it will enable the idiot yellow clown to bray and boast about how he's defeated CV19 and definitely we should not be looking into his record of holding drunken parties while other, lesser people died alone, no no. And so the fucking johnsonists further corrode trust and truth.

  6. Elusis says:

    King County is ending its vaccine requirement for restaurants, bars, etc. on 3/1. So much for us going anywhere, I guess.

  7. Joe Luser says:

    it's not really four tests, it's only two. because if you have possibly been exposed to someone with the virus but you don't have any symptoms (a really good reason to give yourself a test) and it turns up negative (a very likely thing with positivity generally under 5%) you have to give yourself another one 24 hours later. which means 95% of the time you think you need one, you have to use two.

  8. joshua says:

    Any word on what the plan is for DNA post-SF-mandate? Kind of seems like you're between a rock and a hard place: you can keep masks required indoors at DNA (and instantly quadruple the number of incidents DNA security has to deal with), or you can give the club over to COVID just like Mayor Breed has given the city over.

    But, that said, I guess if DNA is mostly masked, it would be one of the few venues I could continue to justify coming out to...

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