A Letter from Carly

May 2022 

Covid 19 Update

Dear Discover Families, 

We’ve been mask free for the past 2 months and we haven’t had a case reported the entire month of April. This is really good news. Here’s the link to the Texas Medical Center’s covid dashboard. 

Daily New Covid-19 Positive Cases For The Greater Houston Area – Texas Medical Center – TMC Houston | Leader in Collaborative Medicine and ResearchLocated in the heart of Houston, Texas Medical Center campus is home to leaders in research, medicine, and innovation in healthcare.www.tmc.edu

It shows that we are getting very close to community control (200 or less cases per day) with a current new cases per day of about 350. If you recall, it was over 10,000 cases per day at the beginning of the year! 

We will continue without masks and for the month of May (to finish the school year) and we will still encourage drop off pick up, just to hedge our bets. I continue to urge everyone to vaccinate, and boost when eligible. It is estimated that “Covid-19 vaccines prevented about 1.1 million deaths and 10.3 million hospitalizations in the United States”. 

Here’s the entire article: 

https://www.vox.com/22894978/covid-19-vaccine-lives-saved-deaths-avoided-omicron-chart

As we have been doing for the past 2 years, we will continue to monitor the ebb and flow of the rate of transmission in our area and will keep you advised of any changes. Over the past 2 years we have learned how to change on a dime and we will continue to adjust accordingly. In the meantime, I will remind you of our HONOR CODE – do not send your kids to the gym if anyone at home is sick with Covid!!! And please advise us of covid cases so we monitor any potential spread at the gym. Simply wait a week and schedule a makeup. We will continue with a liberal makeup policy. We will also continue with our post-covid return: infected individuals are most contagious 3 days prior to symptoms through their 5th or 6th day of symptoms. So, if you or your child tests positive for Covid, they can return to the gym after 7 days from when symptoms began. You DO NOT need to test negative to return. The virus can be detected for months afterwards, but you are no longer contagious. 

THANK YOU everyone for helping keep Discover Gymnastics a healthy environment for the children. 

Stay well, 

Carly Markesich