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Group photo of four KUOW staff (Bill, Katie, Libby, Dyer) displaying their wristbands.
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Let your wristband speak for you: Subtext

If you don’t feel like discussing your immune system, or your feelings about hugs, you could put a piece of colored silicone around your wrist.

Covid shutdowns threatened to kill Mike Gengler’s wristband business until he realized that his product comes in handy in a pandemic.

In this episode, KUOW employees experiment with letting their color-coded wristbands say it all — so they don’t have to.

Plus: Should you ask who got Covid and who didn’t?