To: El Paso & Dona Ana County Schools, Public & Private,
We are a coalition of providers that serve the children of the Borderland. As a collective we are extremely concerned about the new Delta Variant of the COVID-19 virus. In particular, the CDC has indicated this variant is more contagious and highly transmissible to younger persons. We are recommending as a group, the following safety guidelines in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations. These guidelines are to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to guide the schools with possible/and or positive cases. The priority is to continue in-person learning and not have to resort to 100% virtual learning.
Steps to take if there is a positive COVID-19 case or possible COVID-19 positive case:
The most common symptoms for COVID-19 in children include:
Thank you for your attention to this important matter. We must continue to be cautious and safeguard our most precious resource, the children of the Borderland.
Georgina C. Pérez