My office is starting to reopen.I return next week - work 3 days in the office and 2 days at home. I agree with everyone above mentioning allergies. I have allergies: I cough, I sneeze, I wheeze, I feel bad, but it's all my allergies. My employer said if you don't feel good, don't come into work. I know the difference in I'm sick versus my allergies are acting up. If I didn't work when they are acting up, I would miss half a year. I just dread if any of my coworkers hearing me sneezing or coughing (also a problem after drinking or eating).
I talked to a coworker last night and she has been acting like this is just an inconvenience. When I told her about how careful I'm trying to be, she made a comment along the lines of "you've been real careful" in her sarcastic voice. Yeah, because I'm still worried, I have put my life on hold. I'm jealous of those who are going about like nothing has changed.