CrossRoads Christian Academy and Learning Center parents,
I hope you have already seen my video about Carmen, our custodian, testing positive for covid. She was already out of work because she was sore from vacuuming our entire sanctuary plus mopping a large area so she left work early on June 2nd and the doctor prescribed something for her pain. While she was out, members of her family tested positive, then she tested positive. Here is a link to the video: https://youtu.be/IbzvzNG2b7E
I also wanted to give you the timeline so that you are fully aware of everything and if you have questions, please contact us and we would be glad to visit with you about this situation.
June 1: Carmen worked a full day but told our director she was sore from vacuuming and mopping such large areas.
June 2: Came into work for 1 hour then left to go to the doctor. The doctor prescribed something for the pain. This was her last day at work.
June 4: Her grandson began to not feel well. The grandson does not attend our daycare. The parents thought he was teething. He is 8 months old.
June 6: Carmen saw her son, the Dad of her grandson. This was the last time she saw her son.
June 8: The parent's of Carmen's grandson had the baby tested. He received a rapid test and found out immediately that he was positive for covid.
June 10: Carmen, her husband, her son, and her daughter-in-law were all tested. But they received a different type of test that took longer to get the results.
June 15: They received the results that Carmen was positive, her husband and her son were also positive. Her daughter-in-law was negative.
By this time, Carmen had already recovered from feeling badly. The baby had already recovered as well. Carmen's husband and son started showing symptoms.
We have asked Carmen to NOT come back to work. The earliest she would be back to work would be June 29 depending on how things go with her family.
We feel comfortable that no one has contacted covid here. Because her test took so long and because covid symptoms begin to show up within 5-7 days and she has been gone for 15 days already, anyone who would have contracted it would have already been showing symptoms and we have no report of any child or any other staff member showing symptoms or even feeling badly.
Here are some statistics from the San Antonio Covid webpage as of yesterday, June 15:
4,393 confirmed cases
Average death rate of confirmed cases: 2% We know that many more people are getting covid but never bad enough to go to the doctor which means this number is probably quite a bit lower. For example, if there have actually been 10,000 people that have contracted covid in San Antonio instead of the 4,393, the death rate would only be 1%. The greater number of people who have had it but not badly enough to get tested, the lower the death rate. So 2% is the highest it could be in San Antonio as of yesterday.
According to San Antonio Covid website as of yesterday, here are the death rates by age:
30:39: .002% (1/5 of 1%)
40-49: .005% (1/2 of 1%)
Here is a link to the San Antonio Covid website.
Again, these are the highest rates possible based on confirmed cases. Yesterday, the CDC put out a report that people with underlying conditions are 12 times more likely to die than otherwise healthy people. Here is a link to their report.
We will continue to keep you informed. We have notified our state licensing rep and we are waiting for any instructions they may have for us.
We continue to pray for all of our children, our staff, our parents, and their families for God's protection, favor, and prosperity.
If you have any questions, please let us know.