covid-19 in guatemala
As of Monday, there were 20 confirmed cases and 1 fatality from COVID-19 in Guatemala. The president is taking aggressive measures and from Sunday, 3/22 until Monday, 3/30, he is instituting a curfew between the hours of 4pm – 4am. This is in addition to all schools being closed, public transportation halted, and non-essential businesses being shuttered (I tried to pick up a birthday cake and failed).
So how are we doing? We’ve implemented some measures to cut down on outside contact. Caregivers are now on a 7 day rotation (vs 2 day) and staff who come in and out daily are advised to keep a distance of 6 feet from the children and caregivers. No school, parent/relative visitations, no outings – essentially stay in place until further notice. Luckily, we have a good sized property so the children can run around – caregivers and kids had a lot of fun Sunday playing tag and hide and seek! We had worship service the past two Sundays here at our home and continue our daily devotions in the evenings. Patty and Valerin, our two chicken pox girls, are all better and 4 year old Tono (hopefully the last chicken pox case) should be able to join the other children by Thursday. Life goes on…
Please pray for –
• Tono to get better quickly. He’s lonely☹
• Staff to stay healthy and motivated during the 7 day shifts
Thank you so much for your prayers! We (including kids!) are also praying for you too during this worldwide pandemic!
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Director, Immanuel Children's Foundation