Sunday, July 19, 2020

Texas coronavirus cases top 1,300 from Childcare Facilities Alone, CNN

Poor babies.  Combine this with another news story out of Corpus Christi, Nueces County: 85 infants under age 1 tested positive for coronavirus in one Texas county.

I read these news today and felt so terrible and deeply concerned. 😦

My, what are working parents to do, those that need childcare in order to get their work done? The primary solution is still the same one which is for us to get this virus under control.

Forget opening schools this fall—or possibly even for the entire next year, at the rate all of this is going—until the virus is behind us.

-Angela Valenzuela

As parents nationwide wonder if it's safe to send kids back to day care, Texas is grappling with a surge of Covid-19 cases from child care centers.

By Alta Spells and Kay Jones, CNN  

At least 1,335 people have tested positive from child care facilities in Texas, the state's Department of Health and Human Services reported Monday, citing figures from Friday.

Of those infected, 894 were staff members and 441 were children. The cases came from 883 child care facilities that are open in the state, DHHS said. 
The new cases mark a significant increase from June 15, when there were 210 reported cases from 177 facilities -- including 141 staff members and 69 children.

On May 15, Texas reported a total of 59 cases from 53 child care facilities. At that time, 36 staff members and 23 children were infected. 

As of Monday, 12,220 child care facilities are open throughout the state.

Texas, along with 31 other states, is dealing with a new influx of coronavirus cases -- leaving many states, school districts and parents in limbo about when or whether students will return to schools this fall.

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