We were warned that the tests were taking longer than previously, and they were right. It took a half-day more for our results to come in.
A small benefit to the missus working for the company, and having a job that technically can engage in clinics (although she's been entirely remote save one or two trips to the office in the last two years), is that she and her family get priority processing for the COVID tests. Usually this means about a 12-24 hour turnaround, with results usually coming before bed after our usual morning tests.
With the surge related to the recent surge, and the extra load I'm sure they're experiencing, we received our results after we went to bed, but got to wake up to negative results.
Concerns reduced to normal pandemic care levels, given the recent explosion of nearby exposures. We're still keeping an eye on the little little because of that close contact, as he'll be entering that sweet spot of symptoms and contagion early in the week, if he was exposed during the couple days before his classmate reported their results. We're now taking our results to mean "we weren't exposed last week" instead of "we haven't been exposed in the last week," so there's still days to watch out for.
My alert, though, suggests I quarantine through Thursday, so I'm also still testing my temperature and trying to weigh "is this congestion due to normal humidity issues, or new pandemic issues?" I usually struggle with winter-related colds and ails, because it's cold and dry here. I should move...but I digress.