Last week, we held our third vaccination clinic, in partnership with Centro de Salud de Zona 3. We saw many community members and staff getting their second doses or in some cases even boosters. However, this event was particularly special because it was primarily focused on our students and local youths aged 12-17.
With this being the first vaccine clinic on campus, open to this age group, we are happy to report that 211 people were vaccinated, primarily young people, including several Safe Passage students!
It is difficult to express how vital this recent vaccine clinic was. Both in ensuring that our students can remain safely on campus and that we do everything we can to stem the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
In our last update, we mentioned that we were in remote learning, or red level per the Guatemalan health authorities, due to increased cases. While we have returned to orange level this week, and hybrid learning (with students back on campus), Guatemala seems to be experiencing a surge in cases similar to what the U.S. had at the beginning of January, evidenced by an increased number of cases in our community.
We are monitoring the situation closely and will share updates as they come. Thank you for your support and help in continuing to meet the needs of our students and families.