Each year, SNOM celebrates the talents of school nurses and other professionals who contribute to school health. Recognition is given for excellence in school nursing, administration of school health services, or participation in projects supporting the health and education of school children in the State of Minnesota and nationally. During a typical year, we enjoy a celebration luncheon in honor of the award winners at our Fall SNOM Conference. Depending on the format of the conference this fall, a virtual highlight will be created to showcase their incredible work.
Please consider nominating one of your colleagues! Nomination submissions are due April 2, 2021. A nomination form can be filled out online: Nomination form. More information can be found on the SNOM Awards Website.
For more information or to request a paper copy of the nomination form, please contact the SNOM AWARDS COMMITTEE: Alecia Gustafson
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:
CDC Guidance for Child Care Programs 7.23.20 (updated 12.31.20)
MDH COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Youth and Student Programs 8.31.20 (updated 12.16.20, 2.12.21)
MDH COVID-19 Exclusion Guide for Schools and Childcare Programs 8.31.20 (updated 12.21.20)
MDH Hand Hygiene Resource Page (reviewed 2.15.21)
MDH Playground Guidance for Schools and Child Care Programs 5.28.20 (reviewed 2.15.21)
Cleaning/Handling of Materials:
Coronavirus Resources for Children and Families including Mental Health
MDH Home Screening Tool for COVID-19 Symptoms 9.10.20 (Updated 2.10.21)
Decision Tree For Schools (MDH) (Updated 12.21.20)
Quarantine Guidance for People who are Contacts of a COVID-19 Case (Updated12.16.20)
What to do when waiting for COVID Test Results 8.24.20 (Updated 12.16.20)
Guidance for Close Contacts/Household Members 7.23.20 (Updated 10.26.20 and 11.17.20)
What to do if you have COVID-19 7.22.20 (Updated 11.26.20)
Handling a Suspected or Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Information for Schools (MDH) Updated 1.20.21
What to Do When Notified of a Lab-Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Child Care Settings or Youth Programs 9.23.20 (Updated 12.29.20, 1.20.21)
COVID-19 Attendance Guide for Parents/Families 9.10.20 (Updated 12.29.20)
Distance Learning and Technology:
SNOM Distance Learning-Health Paraprofessional Task Ideas 4.11.20
2020-21 School Year Suggested School Nursing Practice Activities (NASN, 8.28.20)
Health and Wellness– Chronic Health Conditions:
MDH Managing Chronic Conditions during COVID-19 (reviewed 2.15.21)
Return to School Guidance and Planning:
CDC Coronoavirus Disease Schools and Childcare Programs 9.18.20 (Updated 12.30.20)
MDH 2020-2021 Planning Guide for Schools 9.23.20 (Updated 12.24.20, 2/12/21)
MDH Data for K-12 Schools: 14-day COVID-19 Case Rate by County (updated every Thursday)
MDH Recommended Supplies for Schools: COVID-19 7.22.20 (reviewed 2.15.21)
Stay Safe MN: 2020-21 Planning Guidance for Minnesota Public Schools 8.18.20 (reviewed 2.15.21)
SNOM School Health Services COVID-19 Response & Recovery Checklist and Appendices (Updated 10.28.20) For Members Only - The resources are now posted in the NASN-SNOM SN Net Library. SNOM members can access the resources in WORD format here: SNOM COVID-19 RESPONSE & RECOVERY CHECKLIST AND APPENDICES
Staff Saliva Testing
Harvard: Youth Sports During COVID-19: What Parents Need to Know and Do (Reviewed 1.5.21)
Healthy Children (referenced by MDH) Youth Sports Participation During COVID-19: A Safety Checklist (Updated 12.4.20, reviewed 1.5.21)
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!