A Letter from Carly

Mid-June 2021 

Dear Discover Families, 

While the rate of infection continues to be much less than in the first quarter of the year, it looks like the Houston area rate of transmission is slightly higher than last month.  Here is a link for up to date information: https://www.tmc.edu/coronavirus-updates/effective-reproduction-rate-for-harris-county/ 

More and more people continue to get vaccinated, but we haven’t reached the 70% goal to reach “herd immunity”.  Texas Medical Center sites record approximately 2 million people have had at least one vaccine.  There are non-affiliated medical providers not counted in this vaccine tally, so we are inching forward.  If you haven’t yet vaccinated, we urge you to do so soon, so we can move forward from this pandemic.  Our staff is at approximately 70% vaccinated, and I continue to encourage any remaining staff members to do so as well.   

We will continue with the drop-off pick-up throughout the month of July as a convenience for the customers and to continue to encourage fewer people in building at a given time.  Masks remain optional for vaccinated people and many of our staff choose to continue wearing a mask while working with the children.  Many of the children 12 years of age or older have also been vaccinated, but the majority of the children in our program are under the age of 12.  We will continue to take these extra precautions to do our part in keeping the rate of transmission low.  We continue to request that your child stay home if someone in the household isn’t feeling well.  And, if there is a positive covid test in your household, we would ask that you continue to let us know. 

Have a wonderful summer and see you at the gym!