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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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Toolkit for MN School Nurses

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?

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CDC Guidance for Child Care Programs 7.23.20 (reviewed 10.20.20)

MDH COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Youth and Student Programs 8.31.20 (reviewed 10.20.20)

MDH COVID-19 Exclusion Guide for Schools and Childcare Programs 8.31.20 (reviewed 10.20.20)

MDH Hand Hygiene Resource Page (reviewed 10.20.20)

MDH Playground Guidance for Schools and Child Care Programs 5.28.20  (reviewed 10.20.20)

Cleaning/Handling of Materials:

MDH: COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Schools and Child Care Programs 6.18.20 (reviewed 10.20.20)

Link to EPA Guidelines (reviewed 10.20.20)


Coronavirus Resources​ for Children and Families including Mental Health 

 Disability Hub MN

Minnesota Children's Cabinet Resource List

MDH Supporting Mental Well-being During COVID-19 (reviewed 10.20.20)

CDC Coping with Stress (reviewed 10.20.20)


COVID-19 Exclusion/Response Resources (CDC and MDH) (reviewed 10.20.20)

MDH Home Screening Tool for COVID-19 Symptoms 9.10.20

Decision Tree For Schools (MDH) 8.31.20

What to do when waiting for COVID Test Results 8.24.20

Guidance for Close Contacts/Household Members 7.23.20

What to do if you have COVID-19 7.22.20

Handling a Suspected or Confirmed Positive Case of COVID-19 - Information for Schools 9.23.20

What to do when notified of a Lab-Confirmed Case in Child Care Settings/Youth Programs 9.23.20

COVID-19 Attendance Guide for Parents/Families 9.10.20


Distance Learning and Technology:

SNOM Distance Learning - School Nurses Role 3.31.20

SNOM Distance Learning-Health Paraprofessional Task Ideas 4.11.20

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


Health and Wellness– Chronic Health Conditions:

Allergy and Asthma Network: COVID-19 School Resources for Managing Asthma and Allergies with Infographs

American Diabetes Association: How COVID-19 Impacts People with Diabetes

American Diabetes Association: Returning to School in the COVID-19 Era: Section 504 Plan

CDC Coping with Stress (reviewed 10.20.20)

Epilepsy Foundation: COVID-19 and Epilepsy

MDH Supporting Mental Well-being During COVID-19 (reviewed 10.20.20)


MDH Guidance for Delivering Direct Student Support Services: Staff Protective Equipment(updated 10.20.20)


Return to School Planning:

CDC Coronoavirus Disease Schools and Childcare Programs 9.18.20

CDC Print Resources 8.27.20 (reviewed 9.29.20)

CDC: Protecting vulnerable populations: People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness 9.11.20 (reviewed 9.29.20)

CDC: Screening K-12 Students for Symptoms of COVID-19: Limitations and Considerations 7.22.20 (reviewed 9.29.20)

MDH: Schools and Child Care: COVID-19 (Home Page)

MDH 2020-2021 Planning Guide for Schools 9.23.20

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 9.29.20)

NASN: Interim Guidance: Role of the School Nurse in Return to School Planning 7.20.20

NASN: Return to School Post COVID-19 Closure Considerations for Students with Disabilities and Special Healthcare Needs 7.30.20

Stay Safe MN: 2020-21 Planning Guidance for Minnesota Public Schools 8.18.20 (reviewed 9.29.20)

Stay Safe MN: Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21: A Localized, Data-driven Plan 8.18.20 (reviewed 9.29.20)

SNOM School Health Services COVID-19 Response & Recovery Checklist and Appendices (Updated 9.29.20) For Members Only - Log in to website and go to Members Only > Membership Resources)


Youth Sports: 

CDC: Considerations for Youth Sports (reviewed 9.29.20)

Harvard: Youth Sports During COVID-19: What Parents Need to Know and Do

Healthy Children (referenced by MDH) Youth Sports Participation During COVID-19: A Safety Checklist

MDH: COVID-19 Sports Guidelines for Youth and Adults 9.18.20 (reviewed 9.29.20)


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


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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