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SWC22 Positive for COVID-19

Discussion in 'Star Wars Celebrations' started by star_wars_is_good, May 31, 2022.

  1. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Deapite doing my best to take precautions, I tested positive for COVID-19 this morning.

    I would encourage everyone who attended Celebration to get tested.
     
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  2. JonSB

    JonSB Jedi Knight star 2

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    Man, sorry to hear that. Did you test because you had some symptoms or just precaution?
     
  3. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    My brother had a party recently and half of everyone tested for Covid. I am now the only person in my family not to get Covid
     
  4. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    My voice was hoarse yesterday, but I thought I had just wrecked my vocal cords yelling at Ewan and Hayden all weekend. Throat was really sore when I woke up this morning, so I took a test.
     
  5. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    Especially be sure to test if you know someone who is immunocompromised
     
  6. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin (2007-2023) - She Held Us Together star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sorry to hear that - hope it's a mild case. Is there any info on the website about what to do if you test positive after Cele - like letting the organizers know so they can spread the word?
     
  7. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    SWisG, When I had it and coughed VERY much and hard, same thing goes with sore throats, gets some popcicles, they always help! hope you get well soon, Don't give up, never surrender!
     
  8. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Unfortunately no. ReedPop didn't care enough to enforce their mask mandate this week, so I doubt they care about notifying people after the fact.

    I've contacted everyone I've spent time with this week and while it's still early I don't personally know anyone else who has tested positive yet. Looking through social media though it certainly appears like this is going to be a super spreader event.
     
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  9. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin (2007-2023) - She Held Us Together star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Posting it here should help spread the word as well. Hope you feel better soon..
     
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  10. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    I mean how many people go to celebration? 15k? A percentage of those were bound to get Covid.
     
  11. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin (2007-2023) - She Held Us Together star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    And I'm sure some of those who feel lousy will just think it's the 'con crud'. If you feel ill get a test folks!
     
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  12. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer #1 Sabine Wren Fan star 7

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    Sorry to hear that man. Praying for you to get well soon.
     
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  13. BrentC007

    BrentC007 Jedi Grand Master star 2

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    I’m so sorry to hear you tested positive @star_wars_is_good I hope you feel better soon!

    my brother and i both got alerts on our phones today from the CA health department that we may have come in contact with someone who tested positive. So we got tested but they came back negative.
     
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  14. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    SW is G, I thought there was an incubation period? Did you fly into Anaheim? was there a mask requirement on the plane or airport? I was surprised to see people with and without the masks at Cele. esp. after Reed absolutely telling everyone masks were required inside the building! Do get well!
     
  15. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I hope you will only have a mild case.

    Travel, convention, dining out - trip to Celebration means that you meet a lot of people and unfortunately that increases the risk of COVID.
     
  16. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Force Ghost star 4

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    Appreciated the heads up mate. Negative so far so hopefully it stays that way.
     
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  17. groove790

    groove790 Jedi Master star 2

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    Try 70k+. Definitely a super spreader event. We all knew the risks though. I plan on testing today. No symptoms yet though.

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  18. groove790

    groove790 Jedi Master star 2

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    I was disappointed that we never got to connect but now I'm not so disappointed.

    Sent from my Pixel 6 Pro using Tapatalk
     
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  19. StarWarsFan1997

    StarWarsFan1997 Jedi Grand Master star 2

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    I took a home test yesterday and came up negative. I kept a mask on whenever I was inside the building and on the train and plane rides to and from Anaheim. I didn’t wear it out in the food truck area. Like @groove790 said, we all knew the risks.
     
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  20. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Me too. Hope you and your son stay safe!
     
  21. groove790

    groove790 Jedi Master star 2

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    That was in jest, I am disappointed we didn't connect and hopefully we can next time. I hope Covid is kind to you! Stay safe and May the Force be with you!
     
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  22. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I know :)
     
  23. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    SW is G, hope you are feeling a little better, esp. that sore throat!
     
  24. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

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    I suspect it'll be a lot of cases based on the lack of masks at Celebration really not helping the situation.

    With the time from exposure to symptoms with omicron being more like 3 days, that's short enough to have a whole round of transmission over the course of Celebration, with some people that got COVID at the start of Celebration infectious by the end of Celebration.
     
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  25. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Force Ghost star 6

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    I've had it twice already and the maskless hordes on the livestream helped me to feel better about not having gone.