I'd hoped to get through the pandemic without one, but today Matthew and I went to the Brewer covid centre to make sure that we are in fact suffering from a brutal summer cold and not covid. I figured Michael didn't need one unless one of us was positive. Both Matthew and I did test negative, which was a huge relief.
I did not enjoy the experience as I hate having things shoved up my nose even when I am not sick. Matthew didn't mind at all since he was able to have the gentle kids swabbing version instead of the brain poking version.