And the Lockdown Goes On, Week Two


I’m still healthy, the nurses haven’t come around for another covid test since the 10th so I don’t actually know my covid status. The last time I had an exposure was the 7th, so it’s super nervous making. I’m just glad all my tests have been negative so far. If I have a positive test then I’ll be sent to the gym with all the other asymptomatic people. And I don’t wanna go to the gym… there’s a bunch of sick people there. Seriously though. That would mean a serious loss of comfort and privacy which I’m not OK with. I’d be able to take one box of stuff with me and everything else would be packed out by the c/o’s.

Thank goodness I just got my booster shot last month.

Unlike the first week of the lockdown, during this second week there’s been a the shower/phone schedule with us getting three showers and two 20 minute phone calls per week. So that’s good. We just had showers and laundry pickup today. Phones yesterday. We need linen/blanket exchange but that seems to have fallen off the c/o’s radar.

Right now as I type this the c/o’s are packing out everyone’s cells who have been moved out the unit. I don’t understand why they would do that, it’s like half the unit and it’s not like anyone will be shipped to some other unit/facility or something. There is only the one medium custody woman’s facility in Washington state. They all will be coming back here. In any case, I’m not even sure they have storage space for that many people’s property.

The thing which really has me stressed out is the sheer number of people who are gone and I have no idea how any of them are doing. I don’t know if they are asymptomatic and just waiting for negative tests to let them come back. I don’t know if they are sick and suffering. I don’t know if they are on ventilators and fighting for their lives. I just don’t know and that is more terrifying to me than the possibility that I could still catch covid in here.


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