Becca is a Psychologist at R.I. Hospital in a partial hospital program for children. She sees the children in person five days a week, and interacts with their families virtually. There’s lots of stress, and an exposure risk. Becca does wear PPE. She sees the children 5 days a week from morning until late afternoon. There are screening questions for the children, when they arrive, but one doesn’t know what the children’s exposure might have been evenings and weekends.
Becca and her dad, a physician, have been vaccinated. Her mom, who has several health concerns, is not yet vaccinated. Becca is a single mom who lives with her 3 year old son, and her parents live with her as well. She is very concerned about keeping her mom and child safe. There are day care and baby sitter issues, which add to the stress and hassle.
Becca is grateful to have a job, but there hasn’t been a break. She feels lucky to have support at home. Becca tries to keep things in perspective. In her off time, she’s been taking care of various home projects, and to try to stay balanced she enjoys doing outside stuff with her son, exploring new trails in RI, and walking on the beach.
One of Becca’s greatest concerns is getting her mom vaccinated. Becca turned 40 last March. She had big plans to celebrate that birthday in Ogunquit, Maine with her best friend. That celebration has been postponed because of the pandemic. She’s looking forward to being able to go out to eat, or to the movies again.