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Covid Update March 2024

It’s been a while since I did a Covid Update, but there have been some changes regarding CDC recommendations, so I thought it would be a good time to send out a reminder.

As we all know, covid is still out there and lots of us continue to catch the virus.  In fact, over 1000 people continue to die from covid on a daily basis in the USA.  https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home.  Luckily, we now have Paxlovid available to make the illness much less severe if treatment begins as soon as symptoms arise.  The seasonal flu is also circulating, in addition to a number of other annoying illnesses.  For us, here at Discover, we don’t want to be the vector for spreading any illness.  And, when illness runs through the staff, class coverage can be challenging.  

I would like to continue to ask you to NOT send your child to the gym if they’re not feeling well.  Especially if they have had a fever.  The new CDC recommendation for return to normal activity is 24 hours free of fever without medication.  Between a high vaccination rate and natural immunity from infections, some of the risk has been reduced.  However, there remains a portion of our population who are vulnerable so we want to be considerate of our effect on others.  Here’s a recent article about these changes:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2024/02/13/covid-isolation-guidelines-cdc-change/

Thanks for continuing to monitor your health and that of your children and helping us to create as healthy an environment as possible.  I also encourage you to teach your children good hand hygiene.  We have always loved teaching this through the Henry the Hand Foundation.  Check this site out with your kids!:

https://henrythehand.com/

Thanks everyone, and happy Springtime!

Carly