Tentative School Reopening Guidance

Carmel Schools released preliminary info on how to prep students for possibly returning to school amid the ongoing Corona pandemic.

These guidances includes

*Teach and model for your children how to maintain social distancing [of 6 feet] and use of a face covering outside the home.
*Emphasize proper hygiene with your children including washing hands [for 20 seconds] and avoiding touching their faces.
*Purchase or make a personalized face covering for your child. The District will provide
face coverings if needed.

Expect a comprehensive plan before Friday.

(The full statement is available here: https://echalk-slate-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/private/groups/78588/resources/09d40300-dc08-48a5-894c-b37a6084e71c?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJSZKIBPXGFLSZTYQ&Expires=1910965724&response-cache-control=private%2C%20max-age%3D31536000&response-content-disposition=%3Bfilename%3D%22ES%2520letter%25207-23-20FINAL.pdf%22&response-content-type=application%2Fpdf&Signature=BDU3zme%2F8N6Sn0qr4tYi4N7HpdA%3D )

Senator’s Food Drive

Senator’s Food Drive

In the town of Bedford, state Senator Pete Harckham hosts a food drive tomorrow, Saturday the 25th, at Noon- 2 pM at Fox Lane Middle School.

Please bring dry goods, canned goods, cereal, and other basic foods.

CoViD Vaccine begins phase III trial

Moderna, a medical researcher, completed a phase II trial for a Corona vaccine yesterday.

Their vaccine produces anti-bodies against SARS-CoV-2 & also prevents the virus from entering cells.

Info on the next phase III trial, including the ~30,000 vaccinations it will entail, is located here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/14/health/moderna-coronavirus-vaccine-phase-1-study/index.html

What we Know about Corona

Dr Anthony Fauci shares info on every thing we know about the SARS-CoV-2 & its CoViD-19 symptoms.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/07/10/fauci-everything-we-know-about-covid-19-so-far/?fbclid=IwAR1NagbKgYUy70B09-GC7s2148KrXosYOGoxC4VQcN7mgbQ89PfWghWD9HY

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, appears on State of the Union.

Blood Drive at Carmel’s V.F.W

For the health of blood transfusees, please attend the Summer Blood Drive at Carmel’s V.F.W tomorrow, from 10 aM to 8 pM.

(1) Call 1-800-933-2566 or visit https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/281753 

to make an appointment

(2) Head to

32 Gleneida Avenue

on Rte 52

in Carmel

(3) Give blood at your allotted time

In light of Corona, no walk-ins are permitted.

(https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/charities/4520-summer-blood-drive-on-july-10)

COVID-19 Associated Loss of Smell

The majority of Corona victims who lose senses to the virus do not fully regain them even after an entire month’s time.

“When Boscolo-Rizzo and his colleagues followed up four weeks later with the 113 patients who reported sudden onset of those symptoms in the two weeks prior to testing for SARS-CoV-2, they found that 48.7% had complete resolution of their smell or taste impairment, while another 40.7% experienced a decrease in the severity of the symptom. Just 10.6% said there was no improvement.”

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/933347