COVID-19 Resources

National Resources

Page last updated January 6, 2021.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Please visit the CDC website for the latest information.

NASN is monitoring the CDC response and working with other groups to provide resources to school nurses.

National Association of School Nurses

Return to School

Return to School Video Series

Considerations for School Nurses in Return to School: Dental Screening

Considerations for Post COVID Return to School for Students with Disabilities and Special Healthcare Needs

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


Considerations for School Nurses: Health Equity Implications During COVID-19 Pandemic NEW

COVID-19 Symptom Screener for Students

COVID-19 Sample Tracking Tool

2020-21 School Year Suggested School Nursing Practice Activities

Prioritizing School Nursing Practice Activities

Considerations for School Nurses: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis in School during COVID-19

School Attendance, Asthma and COVID-19, Considerations for School Nurses

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

Talking Points for School Nurses

Other Resources

Get US PPE Request Form

Considerations for Classroom Physical Activity during COVID-19

Classroom Physical Activity Ideas and Tips

Considerations for Children's Vision Screening Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

AAP COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry

AAPOS Pediatric Vision Screening Guidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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. 

Spanish Resource

Chinese Resource

Korean Resource

Amharic Resource

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Considerations for School Closure

For Child Care Programs That Remain Open

Guidance for School Settings: Before and During an Outbreak

Preparing K-12 School Administrators for a Safe Return to School in Fall 2020

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

Child Trends and EMT Associates, Inc.

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.

Johns Hopkins University

Mapping 2019-nCoV: Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases mapped by Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering

National School Boards Association

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)

The Network for Public Health Law

COVID-19: Real-time guidance, resources and information

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Find Meals for Kids When Schools are Closed

U.S. Department of Education

COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

Learn Online

Earn CNE anytime and anywhere you have access to the Internet. COURSE LIBRARY

Discussions in Online Forums

Discussions in NASN's online forums and communities on SchoolNurseNet. 

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