Question for those getting tested for work
What is the testing process? I’m assuming they require a PCR test, and won’t allow an at home test. Do you take the test on your own or do it at work? Is there paperwork involved?
Has anyone got any suggestion for getting around testing? Is there a form of letter you can give your boss claiming they will be responsible if you develop health problems from testing? Is there a way to mitigate risk? I’d rather not be putting ethylene oxide up my nose every week.
The claim Ive been told by lab people is that the test kit “is only a cotton swab.” What if you take your own sterile cotton swab in its original container? Swab your nose with this then they can easily transfer the mucous between the two. If it’s only a cotton swab then this shouldn’t be an issue.
1x/week testing at my work is just a saliva test, so very easy (just collect about 2cc’s of spit in a provided vial and turn it in. Results come back in .5-1.5 days, viewable online. This test has no risk of damaging my body.
In reviewing the mandate documentation, my main concern was that I not have a long swab shoved up against my brain (NP swab). The good news, at least for me, is that the newer antigen tests, like the Abbott BinaxNOW, use shorter nasal swabs. I am not concerned myself about ethylene oxide. These “home” type tests can be used to enforce the employer testing mandate as long as they are proctored by a designated employee or manager, i.e. one cannot self-test and self-report and fulfill the mandate as written.
The test kits used need to be on the explicit emergency approval list.. I don’t know if saliva kits are.. they are not as accurate as the nasal swab-based antigen tests.
I wont be testing or vaccinating. I will resist. If it were to put me out of home, Id draw the line, and would take up arms. My point, i am not going down on this crap unless, they intend to shoot and kill me with a fight.
Everyone has a line. I passed mine the first time I paid taxes to support CIA torture and unjust foreign war. I’ll do the testing if I can do it safely. If better options come, I’ll take those. I can’t afford to not have a job.