The Annual SNOM Conference is going virtual this year! We have 3 fantastic speakers lined up for a one-day conference on November 13, 2020.
Again, this year SNOM and M Health Fairview ANCC Provider Unit will be jointly providing the conference ANCC contact hours will be awarded, however the number of hours is pending. M Health Fairview is an accredited provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Registration will open in September at a greatly reduced price for members. Payment for registration will only be accepted via credit card.
Greetings SNOM Members -
School nurses’ expertise is vital in planning and establishing a safe school environment for students and staff this fall. Minnesota School Nurse leaders assembled the SNOM School Health Services COVID-19 Response & Recovery Checklist and Appendices, a compendium of practical implementation strategies, to assist school nurses in meeting the myriad of demands for multi-pronged plans.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide guidance for schools based on sound science and public health principles. The SNOM School Health Services COVID-19 Response & Recovery Checklist and Appendices contain reminders of key points and offers suggestions shared by members.
Content is current as of the publication date. Given the changing nature of the pandemic and advances in public health and science, MDH, MDE and CDC Guidance changes frequently. Check for updates.
Nurses, as one of the most trusted conveyors of health information, provide a clear, constant voice in the current chaotic COVID-19 environment.
SNOM members can access the documents by logging into the SNOM website, going to the Member Center and clicking on the links to download the documents.
The documents on the website are in pdf format. If you would like the documents in Word, log into the SNOM Community on the NASN School Nurse Net. The documents are in our library.
Our Minnesota community response to COVID-19 continues to evolve. A SNOM leadership group has developed this toolkit, providing templates and resources to guide your professional school nurse practice in support of your community. As always, work with your district administrative team throughout this process, using these documents and resources for guidance.
Our community needs continue to change and we will respond with updates for you. We will work with you, navigating these changes. If you have additional resources to share, please email them to the group leader for consideration of community sharing.
We will continue our collaborative work with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) to keep our membership practicing with the most current information.
Where to go with Questions?
Basecamp Community: A platform for School Nurses and Health Services Staff across the state of Minnesota to not only share information and ideas, but collaborate and innovate.
To gain access please contact: Tracy Schultz, Health Educator, MDH at
and give this needed information to create an account:
Cleaning/Handling of Materials:
Link to EPA Guidelines 8.13.20
Coronavirus Resources for Children and Families including Mental Health
MDH Supporting Mental Well-being During COVID-19 Reviewed 8.10.20
CDC Coping with Stress 7.1.20
Distance Learning and Technology:
SNOM Distance Learning - School Nurses Role 3.31.20
SNOM Distance Learning-Health Paraprofessional Task Ideas 4.11.20
Health and Wellness– Chronic Health Conditions:
CDC Coping with Stress 6.12.20
MDH Supporting Mental Well-being During COVID-19 (Reviewed 8.10.20)
Return to School Planning:
CDC Print Resources 8.10.20
MDE: School-Age Care Guidance and FAQ for 2020-21 School Year 8.18.20
MDH Data for K-12 Schools: 14-day COVID-19 Case Rate by County (updated every Thursday)
Healthy Children (referenced by MDH) Youth Sports Participation During COVID-19: A Safety Checklist
MDH: COVID-19 Sports Guidelines for Youth and Adults 7.22.20
SNOM COVID-19 Focused Virtual Meeting Notes
If you have questions about the information provided on the SNOM COVID-19 website or suggestions for how the website could be improved, please use the form below to communicate with the SNOM COVID-19 Task Force. We will not be able to respond to your submission directly, but we will review your concern and update our website information as appropriate. Thank you!