I Love You, Please Don’t Touch Me

For health care workers, ‘the simple act of coming home from work is now a potential threat to our loved ones’

Dr Jeff Livingston
Elemental

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A photo of two healthcare workers wearing masks standing at a counter against a teal background.
Photo: Prabin Ranabhat/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

II return home from the hospital and remove my clothing in the garage. I sprint to the shower in my underwear. I avoid touching anything in the house, including my wife and kids.

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Dr Jeff Livingston
Elemental

Obgyn, Husband, Father, & Entrepreneur. Writing about Women’s Health, Parenting, and Self-improvement. CEO of MacArthurmc.com & founder of Medika.life