We are gratified to be in good health today (97.2) but were required by the necessity to take a pet to the veterinarian. This require me to gird myself against viral attack. My home-made face mask had its maiden voyage. At the medical facility they were implementing new procedures to keep social distance. Rather than languishing in a waiting room with other pet owners, they kept me in an isolated room and took the dog somewhere in the back of the building. They took the appropriate blood sampled and injected him with the appropriate vaccines. When they were done with him they returned him to me but left me in that cubicle for a long time thereafter. When the lobby was clear they invited me to pick up my satchel of medicines. I hated them a recently disinfected credit card and they were happy to remove over 600 dollars from it. I then disinfected the card again and returned the dog to my home. There the work began in earnest. The dog was washed thoroughly with an antibiotic shampoo. The truck was disinfected completely. My clothes were washed in sanitizing laundry soap and I was thoroughly washed as well. What would have, before our present circumstances, been a simple hour visit there and back turned into a three hour exercise.
If you have to go out during our time of social isolation. Take the time to minimize the risks to yourself and others. Be kind with one another.