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I live in rural Georgia, very low risk for Corona virus. Both my husband and I are not required to physically go to work. We are thinking about going to visit my mother, but are concerned. Would we endanger her health by visiting? We are both very healthy.

You may be very low risk for Corona virus in rural Georgia but by the time you get to Florida you may be teeming with the virus on your clothes, shoes, hands, etc. It is rampant in south Florida and it amazing once you relize you have to disinfect everything you touch. That soda you bought from the drive-thru? wipe it with disinfectant before you handle it. Oh, you made a mistake and picked it up without gloves. Well, now go wash your hands. We just made a driving trip out of Florida and it was insane.

I know it is hard and it doesn't seem quite real but you would be devastated to accidently infect your mother and brother. Using this time off as an opportunity to travel could result in the deaths of many people that you don't even know along the way.
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No, I would not go. Traveling spreads it. The States are trying to contain it hoping it will die out quicker. We r asked to stay in our homes for a reason.
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No, No, No. Do not go visit your Mum. You could be endangering more than your Mum.

My very healthy 23 year old son is very ill at home with the virus. You do not want to risk it, at all. My son got the virus at a university medical student event.

Georgia may be low risk at the moment, but if people continue to travel the risk levels will increase. Here in BC we currently have under 300 confirmed cases, all restaurants have been closed, they can do take out or delivery only, all parks closed, schools and universities are closed. Many small businesses have closed, from hair dressers to clothing stores.

Stay safe and stay home.
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Obviously this is a subject that divides on opinions. If you’re confident that you’re not exposed and your mother leads an isolated life as many 90 year old do, I’d visit, taking all the recommended precautions on keeping clean and distance. I wouldn’t let the opportunity for time with someone so elderly go to waste because of fear. But that’s me, my dad is at peace with dying, he’s being careful, but not fearful of this, and would much rather have socialization as he’s lonely all the time
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I would NOT.
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I would not. Google "Fusco family Freehold New Jersey". On March 10, they all felt well and got together for dinner. Now four are dead of and another two are critically ill with coronavirus.

Some percentage of people are contagious before they have symptoms.

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/3/20/21179040/coronavirus-us-italy-not-overreacting
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If you have not been exposed I don't see why you would not go. It might be very good for her to have someone in the house with her.

I would bring plenty of supplies because you don't want to leave her short or find that you can not get necessities. Especially if they implement a shelter in place order and then you can't travel.
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Is your brother up on technology so that he can set up a FaceTime or Skype session? I live next door to my 90 yo mom and I barely go into her house just as a precaution. Obviously, everything increases risk so is visiting her in person outweighing the risk of not for some reason? You can go but would need to not go into her house, not touch her. She can open her door and you can visit from the suggested 'distance" amount. Don't bring her anything that could carry the virus (no food, gifts, etc). You could wear Nitrile gloves and a mask and she could do the same. Seems extreme but too many unknowns right now. Mayor of Miami tested positive recently.
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