Covid (Shot) Confusion, or, “One Two & Done”**

Thirteen months into a pandemic, most people know the drill by now: wear a mask, stand six feet apart, stay home if you’re experiencing symptoms.

Which is fortunate, because anyone standing in line for a Covid-19 shot this morning looking down would have had no clue what the various black, red, and blue lines on the floor meant.

The explanation?

We were standing on the gym floor of the Robbinsdale Middle School — specifically, the basketball court; the lines indicated the top of the circle (key), the free throw line, and the “paint” or three second area.

Not That Kind of Shot

Afterwards, the very helpful staff — remarkably, all volunteers — offered two helpful tips:

One. Take a picture of your Vaccination Record Card, just in case you lose it (note: don’t lose it).

Two. Destroy the QR code on your appointment confirmation paperwork.

Used to confirm people’s identity at the sign-in desk, unbeknownst to many people (myself included), the codes also include a raft of personal data.

See also, “Covid-19, Co-Actors, and Cigars“; and “Fair-Weather Friends,” Literally, Thanks to Covid.”

**I received my second of two Moderna vaccine shots this morning.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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