We've been talking about COVID for two and a half years now, but our conversation has masked the new challenges that each variant brings. This spring wave is unprecedented and can be attributed to a more virulent variant and the relaxation of statewide mitigation layers. LJA has not been spared.
Emergent data suggests:
- State data grossly underreport COVID case counts due to prevalence of home testing.
- Hospitalizations have increased five-fold in as many weeks.
- In the past two days, we have had 18 cases at LJA, and the numbers are just beginning to swing upward. Weekly case counts are rivaling those of the Omicron wave.
- Cases of severe illness and COVID-related death among our staff and families have created undue stress and worry about vulnerable loved ones at home. We all have a role to play in keeping others safe.
Let's, everyone, do our part. Together, we've got this!
Head of School