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Interim Guidance: Role of the School Nurse in Return to School Planning
Interim Guidance: Role of the State School Nurse Consultant in Return to School Planning
Template Letter to School Administration for Inclusion of School Nurses in Planning
Template Letter to State and Local Leaders for Inclusion of School Nurses in Planning
Are Schools Prepared for Another COVID Outbreak
The Valuable Roles of School Nurses During COVID-19
Guidance for Healthcare Personnel on the Use of PPE in Schools During COVID-19
Considerations for School Nurses When Providing Virtual Care
Guidance for School Nurses to Safely Send and Receive Resources Between School and Home During COVID-19
Federal Guidance for Students with Disabilities
Considerations for School Nurses Regarding Care of Students and Staff that Become Ill at School or Arrive Sick
Teaching Children and Families Regarding COVID-19
Ideas for School Nurse Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Facemask Considerations for Healthcare Professionals in Schools
Guidance for School Principals and Superintendents: A two-page document that school nurses can share with their principals and superintendents to keep them informed about the virus and how their school can prepare.
Talking Points for School Nurses
AAP COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry
Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 [English]: This document is an update of the document Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - A Parent Resource. (National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and NASN)
The following translations are of the original NASP and NASN document.
Considerations for School Closure
For Child Care Programs That Remain Open
Guidance for School Settings: Before and During an Outbreak
Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Keeping Workplaces, Homes, Schools or Commercial Establishments Safe: Printable document
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Tips for Keeping Children Healthy While School’s Out
Tool to Assist in Making (Re)Opening Decisions
How schools should respond to pandemics: This resource includes text of state statutes and regulations - as well as noncodified guidance from state health and education agencies - that relate to pandemic planning for schools.
Mapping 2019-nCoV: Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases mapped by Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering
COVID-19: Preparing for Widespread Illness in Your Community - A Legal Guide for School Leaders: This document provides guidance to school boards regarding planning for COVID-19 challenges in their districts. (Created with input from NASN)
COVID-19 Real-Time Legal Response: Focus on Quarantine, Isolation, and Other Social Distancing Powers
Find Meals for Kids When Schools are Closed
COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel
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