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Old 20.08.2020, 06:29
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Re: Swiss COVID app: potential infection alert

https://www.20min.ch/story/keine-qua...p-763667937167

It seems the original question has just gained relevancy.
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Old 20.08.2020, 07:17
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I don't know, the post no. 3?

My mod cellular machine is too old for it
Mine is too so I have no clue about the app.
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Get off your high horse, Kittster. It ain't daft and it's not attention-seeking.

I was just seriously wondering what people would actually do. I'm quite sure not everyone automatically calls the hotline, especially if they don't have symptoms. Some might choose to wait and see while others may run for the nearest testing location. And then there are those who contemplate telling their employer of their situation.

As you can see, there are more options than just calling the hotline or following the advice on the app.
I would ignore the advice of the app to go and book a test, and instead go to the nearest old-people's home and start hugging people. But seriously, gallows humour aside... what can you do except go get tested asap and self-quarantine in the meantime? You may have COVID and we all should know by now what the procedure is if you may be infectious.
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As far as I know, they are testing people for free even when the person has no symptoms, or at least I know that was the case a month or so ago when my friend had her family tested before their son went to camp.
The whole family was tested for free just because their son went to the camp? Without any symptoms or proved contact with people tested positive? And this happened in Switzerland?
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https://www.20min.ch/story/keine-qua...p-763667937167

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Does it matter?

Does it change what the right thing to do is?
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Old 20.08.2020, 09:07
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The whole family was tested for free just because their son went to the camp? Without any symptoms or proved contact with people tested positive? And this happened in Switzerland?
My GP told me yesterday that it’s only free if you have been in contact with an infected person or have symptoms.
You can’t just rock up and ask for a test willy nilly.

COVID tests required for travel for example are not free but the price is fixed by the government.
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Re: Swiss COVID app: potential infection alert

I believe I have a quarantine dodger at work and don't know what to do about it. I was informed that she was told to stay home by the authorities due to exposure to COVID-19 and that she has no symptoms. A few minutes later, I was told not to tell anyone as it is strictly under wraps and there is nothing to worry about as she is "just fine".

She shows up to the office next day...she is a workaholic and has made it known that she doesn't take COVID-19 seriously.

What should I do? I at least have some things in writing so can use it in case people are infected...

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I have a quarantine dodger at work and don't know what to do about it. I was informed that she was told to stay home by the authorities due to exposure to COVID-19 and that she has no symptoms. A few minutes later, I was told not to tell anyone as it is strictly under wraps and there is nothing to worry about as she is "just fine".

She shows up to the office next day...she is a workaholic and has made it known that she doesn't take COVID-19 seriously.

What should I do? I at least have some things in writing so can use it in case people are infected...
I believe she can be fined heavily if she is caught breaking the quarantine...

sounds like an incredibly stupid and selfish thing to do
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Old 20.08.2020, 10:49
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I believe she can be fined heavily if she is caught breaking the quarantine...

sounds like an incredibly stupid and selfish thing to do
Yea, very stupid especially since she is a respected medical professional. It make me wonder if it was all just a misunderstanding...but the secrecy behind it and the fact that she has been avoiding me, concerns me.
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Yea, very stupid especially since she is a respected medical professional. It make me wonder if it was all just a misunderstanding...but the secrecy behind it and the fact that she has been avoiding me, concerns me.
Let it go. It's inconsiderate to others even if she's low risk herself. However, it's not worth you getting into fights with people at work with. Life's too short.
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Old 20.08.2020, 13:38
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.. the fact that she has been avoiding me, concerns me.
That would be a good thing, no?
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That would be a good thing, no?
She's avoiding conversation, she sits across from me.
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Let it go. It's inconsiderate to others even if she's low risk herself. However, it's not worth you getting into fights with people at work with. Life's too short.
I disagree.
If she is putting other people, some of them potentially vulnerable, at risk then I don’t think it should just be ignored.
If this person has been told by the authorities that she needs to quarantine then they did it for a reason and she should comply.
Alternatively Susie-Q could request to work from home for as long as this person is in ‘quarantine’.
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Re: Swiss COVID app: potential infection alert

My friend works in the fitness industry, he meets maybe 300 people every week in the gym, closed space conditions. If he installs the app I assume he would be in quarantine for rest of his life as the app would probably keep telling him that he has been near someone with Covid?? Is that how it works? Same if someone works at one of the airport shops?

I would freak out if I was in their position!
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I believe I have a quarantine dodger at work and don't know what to do about it. I was informed that she was told to stay home by the authorities due to exposure to COVID-19 and that she has no symptoms. A few minutes later, I was told not to tell anyone as it is strictly under wraps and there is nothing to worry about as she is "just fine".

She shows up to the office next day...she is a workaholic and has made it known that she doesn't take COVID-19 seriously.

What should I do? I at least have some things in writing so can use it in case people are infected...
By whom were you informed, as well as told "not to tell anyone"?
Your manager / HR / someone else?
It's a very weird setup; like high-school behavior.

Tell your manager and stay working from home until she is sorted out.
I am sure your company has some sort of a "speak up"/ethics aspiration - this is a clear breach which calls for being called out; especially coming from a "respected medical professional" - titles obviously mean crap.
Your health is more important than her workaholism addiction - she can be workaholic at home.
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Re: Swiss COVID app: potential infection alert

I was told by my friend who is part of the management in the team - he was involved in the discussion between my boss and this other manager. He told me not knowing it had to be a secret and then returned later & told me not to tell anyone.

I am working from home today and am taking the day off tomorrow...definitely not putting myself at risk. This woman even comes into the office on Saturdays and was the first to come back once the restrictions were lifted. Working from home isn't possible according to her...
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My friend works in the fitness industry, he meets maybe 300 people every week in the gym, closed space conditions. If he installs the app I assume he would be in quarantine for rest of his life as the app would probably keep telling him that he has been near someone with Covid?? Is that how it works? Same if someone works at one of the airport shops?

I would freak out if I was in their position!
I mean the same could be said for many of us...I work in a 16 story building and take a packed train 3 hours per day 3 days per week... I still haven't received a notice.
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I mean the same could be said for many of us...I work in a 16 story building and take a packed train 3 hours per day 3 days per week... I still haven't received a notice.
Yes sure. Mine was just an example of many such similar situations. Although in the gym you exchange lot more bodily fluids.

How long have you had the app? So zero notifications? I am tempted to install it myself but I really suffered by over analysing everything when the whole Covid thing started, I don't want to go down that rabbit hole all over again!
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