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 (updated 3.21.20)

MDH COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Certified Child Care, Youth Programs, and Camps 8.31.20 (updated 12.16.20, 2.12.21, 4.30.21)

MDH COVID-19 Exclusion Guide for Schools and Childcare Programs 8.31.20 (updated 12.21.20)

MDH Hand Hygiene Resource Page (reviewed 4.5.21)

MDH Minimizing the Spread of COVID-19: Tips for Drop-off and Pick up in Child Care Settings (reviewed 4.5.21)

MDH Playground Guidance for Schools and Child Care Programs 5.28.20  (reviewed 4.5.21) 

Cleaning/Handling of Materials:

MDH: COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Schools and Child Care Programs 6.18.20 (reviewed 4.5.21)

Link to EPA Guidelines (reviewed 4.5.21)


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 4.5.21)

CDC Coping with Stress (updated 1.22.21)


COVID-19 Exclusion/Response Resources (CDC and MDH) (reviewed 10.20.20, 12.3.20, 1.5.21, 2/15/21, 4.5.21)

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 COVID-19  (Updated 3.24.21)

What to do when waiting for COVID Test Results 8.24.20 (Updated 3.24.21)

What to Do if You Have Had Close Contact With a Person With COVID-19 (updatred 3.24.21)

What to do if you have COVID-19 7.22.20 (Updated 11.26.20) (Reviewed 4.5.21)

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:

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 (Updated 1.22.21)

Epilepsy Foundation: COVID-19 and Epilepsy

MDH Guidance for Providing Nebulization Treatments (3.30.21)

MDH Managing Chronic Conditions during COVID-19 (reviewed 4.5.21)

MDH Supporting Mental Well-being During COVID-19 (reviewed 4.5.21)


MDH Guidance for Delivering Direct Student Support Services: Staff Protective Equipment (updated 3.18.21)

MDH Guidance for Providing Support to Students in Their Homes (3.18.21)


School Guidance and Planning:

CDC Coronoavirus Disease Schools and Childcare Programs 9.18.20 (Updated 4.2.21)

CDC Print Resources 8.27.20 (updated 4.5.21)

CDC: People at Increased Risk: And Other People Who Need to Take Extra Precaution  9.11.20 (Updated 3.15.21))

CDC: Screening K-12 Students for Symptoms of COVID-19: Limitations and Considerations 7.22.20 (Updated 3.17.21)

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

MDH 2020-2021 Planning Guide for Schools 9.23.20 (Updated 12.24.20, 2/12/21, 3.26.21)

MDH COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Summer School (5.27.21)

MDH COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Summer; Executive Summary School (5.27.21)

MDH Data for K-12 Schools: 14-day COVID-19 Case Rate by County (updated every Thursday)

MDH Recommendations for Handling a Confirmed Case of COVID-19 5.27.21

MDH Recommended Supplies for Schools: COVID-19 7.22.20 (reviewed 4.5.21)

NASN: COVID -19 Reference Site for School Nurses (Reviewed 4.5.21)

NASN: Return to School Post COVID-19 Closure Considerations for Students with Disabilities and Special Healthcare Needs 7.30.20 (Revised 1.5.21)

Stay Safe MN: 2020-21 Planning Guidance for Minnesota Public Schools 8.18.20 (reviewed 4.5.21) 

Stay Safe MN: Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21: A Localized, Data-driven Plan 8.18.20 (Updated 3.12.21)

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

COVID-19 Saliva Testing for Students and School Staff: Program Guide for Coordinators (Updated 4.22.21)

Youth Sports: 

CDC: Considerations for Youth Sports (Updated 12.31.20) 

Harvard: Youth Sports During COVID-19: What Parents Need to Know and Do (Reviewed 4.5.21)

Healthy Children (referenced by MDH) Youth Sports Participation During COVID-19: A Safety Checklist (Updated 12.4.20, reviewed 4.5.21)

MDH: COVID-19 Organized Sports Practice and Games Guidelines for Youth and Adults 9.18.20 (Updated 4.22.21)


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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