Children's center closes to clean after Crypto diagnosis
GLENDALE - Crypto is having a big impact on schools and daycares. The staff at Saint Francis Children's Center made sure they sprang into action after a parent was diagnosed with it.
None of the children who attend St. Francis Children's Center have been diagnosed with Crypto. But when one of the moms was diagnosed, they were quick to notify other parents that day.
"I think the feeling is they appreciate that,” expresses Executive Director Gerald Coon. “They appreciate our forthrightness with it. We certainly don't want to hide anything."
They’re taking plenty of measures to prevent Crypto, including thoroughly sanitizing their classrooms.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends using 3% hydrogen peroxide. All you have to do is spray the surface, and then let it sit for 20 minutes.
"The room was sanitized pretty extensively,” adds Coon. “Subsequent to that, we have a hydrogen peroxide formula for all the classrooms to start sanitizing instead of our typical sanitizer."
They also sent out a detailed letter to parents on how to prevent the spread, and what to look out for. Symptoms include fever, dehydration, and diarrhea.
"If a child has diarrhea, we’re sending them home. That’s a challenge for some parents, but that's just a precaution that we're taking," notes Coon.
We still don't know where the outbreak started. But the JCC closed its pool on Monday, and it will remain closed through the middle of next week. Whitefish Bay High School also closed its pool for a day to give it a thorough cleaning.