Due to the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 Virus, the School Nurses Organization of Minnesota has made a tool kit to guide your professional school nurse practice in support of your community.​ Please click here for the latest information from SNOM.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM: 
Our typical 2-day workshop for School Nurses provides a framework for practice for nurses new to the school nursing role. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to hold this workshop in person. As a result, we are offering essential information for anyone new to school nursing.
Registrants will get concise “need to know” help for the start of the year by electronic format, at least one online meeting mid-year and key resource links. Content will take less than 4 hours to review. Go at your own pace. Topics covered:

  • Communicable diseases in a school environment
  • Immunization requirements
  • Medication administration in schools
  • Documentation- HIPAA and FERPA
  • Emergency care plans/Individualized Health Plans
  • Resources for COVID-19 and school planning
  • And more!

Plan to attend the full two-day in person program in August 2021

This program is offered at no cost due to support from the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota (SNOM). Content will be available by mid- August, 2020. Register here to receive the link when it becomes available.

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.

Childcare:

CDC Childcare, Schools, and Youth Programs: Plan, Prepare, and Respond 5.29.20

CDC Phone Advice Line Tools 4.3.20

CDC Screening Models 6.19.20 

MDH COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Youth, Student, and Child Care Programs 6.9.20

MDH COVID-19 Exclusion Guide for Schools and Childcare Programs 6.2.20

MDH Hand Hygiene Resource Page 6.19.20

MDH Masking Recommendations for Child Care and Schools: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) May 2020

MDH Playground Guidance for Schools and Child Care Programs 5.28.20

NASN Care Considerations for Sick Students and Staff 3.18.20


Cleaning:

CDC: COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Schools and Child Care Programs 6.18.20

Link to EPA Guidelines 6.17.20

 

Coronavirus Resources​ for Children and Families 

 Disability Hub MN

Minnesota Children's Cabinet Resource List

 

Distance Learning and Technology:

Distance Learning - School Nurses Role 3.31.20

Distance Learning-Health Paraprofessional Task Ideas 4.11.20

NASN: Ideas for School Nurse Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic 4.15.20


Communication:

Communicating Health Information 4.4.20

Considerations for Communication 3.26.20

 

Handling of Materials 

Examples of a way a district implemented and operationalized the current guidance from MDH/CDC/MDE:

Procedure for Curbside Pick Up of Materials 4.27.20

General Guidelines for Families Handling Materials 4.27.20

Door Delivery Responsive Transportation Proceedure 4.27.20

PPE and Handling Materials Guidance for the School Setting (May 2020)

 

Health and Wellness:

Allergy & Asthma Network COVID vs Allergies 3.27.20

CDC Coping with Stress 6.12.20

CDC Print Resources 6.4.20 

MDH Social Distancing in Schools 3.20.20

MDH Supporting Mental Well-being During COVID-19 (Reviewed 6.4.20)

NASP Parent Resource 2.29.20

NPR: From Camping To Dining Out: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities 5.23.20


IEP/504/SPED:

LSN Guidance - SPED and 504s 4.4.20

 

Return to School Planning:

CDC: Guidance for School Settings 5.29.20

CDC: Protecting vulnerable populations: People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness 6.19.20

CDC Screening Models 6.19.20 

CDC: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 5.23.20

MDH Masking Recommendations for Child Care and Schools: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) May 2020

MN Guidance for Opening up High School Athletics and Activities 5.15.20

MN Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth Sports 6.6.20

Immunzations: MDH Immunization Rates Talking Points 5.13.20

Immunzations:  Video by Anna Sonday MN, RN, LSN, NCSN - Edina Public Schools,  highlighting the MDH talking points and urging parents to continue scheduling well-child checks and vaccinations.  Click here for video. 5.15.20

Interim Guidance for COVID-19 PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN SCHOOLS (UNICEF, WHO, IFRC) March 2020

MDH 2020-2021 Planning Guide for Schools 6.18.20

MDH Recommended Supplies for Schools: COVID-19 6.19.20

NASN Interim Guidance: Role of the School Nurse in Return to School Planning 5.15.20

 

SNOM COVID-19 Focused Virtual Meeting Notes

4/16/20 SNOM ZOOM Meeting: Childcare Focus Meeting Notes  4.17.20

5/27/20 SNOM Membership School Re-Entry Zoom meeting- Discussion Notes


Comments/Suggestions/Questions:

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!

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