We made it! We are back in Arequipa, quarantining again, until December 12th. Things were looking a bit uncertain the day before our flight because we hadn't gotten our COVID test results back yet. Peru requires that those entering the country get a COVID test done within 3 days of their flight, but COVID tests take around 3 days for results. With Thanksgiving in the midst, we worried they might take even longer. Thankfully, at 9:46 pm we got our negative results so we were good to fly out the next morning!
Our friend Luz, who was housesitting, bought us groceries and left a clean house for us to move back into. It has been a bit surreal. We have a kind of a 'what just happened?' feeling as our brains wrap around the events of the last 4 months.
Yesterday, I had 3 virtual patients. They didn't waste much time finding out we were home!
Photo 1: COVID-19 testing station in Chicago
Photo 2: A truck accident that reminded us to drive carefully