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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School Guidance and Planning:

CDC Coronavirus Disease Schools and Childcare Programs (Updated 7.9.21)

CDC Print Resources  (updated 7.28.21)

MDH Schools and Child Care COVID-19 Best Practice Recommendations (7.28.21)

MDH COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Summer School (6.30.21)

MDH COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Summer; Executive Summary School (6.30.21)

MDH Recommendations for Music Activities and Performances During COVID-19 (PDF) (6.30.21)

MDH COVID Weekly Data Reports

NASN: COVID -19 Reference Site for School Nurses (Reviewed 7.28.21) 

Stay Safe MN

Childcare:

MDH Schools and Child Care COVID-19 Best Practice Recommendations ( 7.28.21)

Cleaning/Handling of Materials:

CDC Cleaning, Disinfection, and Hand Hygiene in Schools (4.16.21)

Link to EPA Guidelines (reviewed 7.28.21)

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 7.28.21)

CDC Coping with Stress (updated 1.22.21)

COVID-19 Exclusion/Response Resources (CDC and MDH) (reviewed 7.28.21)

Recommended COVID-19 Decision Tree for People in Schools, Youth Programs, and Child Care Programs (PDF) (5.27.21)

Quarantine Guidance for COVID-19  (Updated 6.25.21)

What to do when waiting for COVID Test Results 8.24.20 (Updated 6.17.21)

What to Do if You Have Had Close Contact With a Person With COVID-19 (updated 6.11.21)

What to do if you have COVID-19 7.22.20 (Updated 11.26.20) (Reviewed 7.28.21)

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

 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 (7.9.21)

MDH Managing Chronic Conditions during COVID-19 (reviewed 7.28.21)

MDH Supporting Mental Well-being During COVID-19 (reviewed 7.28.21)


IEP/504/SPED:

Recommendations for Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Delivering Direct Student Support Services (5.27.21)

MDH Guidance for Providing Support to Students in Their Homes (6.2.21)

COVID-19 Testing

MDH COVID-19 Testing

Youth Sports: 

MDH: COVID-19 Organized Sports Practice and Games Guidelines for Youth and Adults  (Updated 6.30.21)

 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


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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