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Do you think schools will resume this year?

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Hi,

I'm a school nurse in the northeast. We are closed for at least 2 weeks, but I anticipate it will be much longer than that. I really do hope that we get to a point where it is safe to reopen, but my gut is saying that we might be done for this school year.

What are your thoughts?

We have been out since Monday and were supposed to be out For 2 weeks but yesterday they extended the cancelation until April 20th. I’m hopeful we will get to go back for May classes but I doubt it. They have already pushed big events here until June and even September. Colleges here are out for the semester. It’s not looking good for any in person classes this year.

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 25 years experience.

The vibe I'm getting is no

RosesrReder, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 19 years experience.

My kids are out until next school year. First it was til March 30th, then revised til April 10th, then revised to next school year.

kidzcare

Has 5 years experience.

9 minutes ago, RosesrReder said:

My kids are out until next school year. First it was til March 30th, then revised til April 10th, then revised to next school year.

What state?

I feel like we are not going back this year

RosesrReder, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 19 years experience.

9 minutes ago, kidzcare said:

What state?

I feel like we are not going back this year

Kansas

BrisketRN, BSN, RN

Has 4 years experience.

We have a very late school year (in school until end of June) so I'm thinking maybe that last month. Otherwise, nope.

MHDNURSE, BSN, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health. Has 21 years experience.

I'm in MA and my gut is saying no return 😞

KeeperOfTheIceRN, ADN

Has 4 years experience.

I'm in North East Texas. We are done for the year with face-to-face classes. Our model is a hybrid of class time and online and we have opted to just switch fully to online instruction for the remainder of the year. It's a weird weird time. I don't know how to switch to "Summer mode" yet.

k1p1ssk, BSN, RN

Specializes in pediatrics. Has 10 years experience.

I am also in MA and I think today's stay-home order announcement from Gov. Baker is writing on the wall. I'm taking this day by day, expecting to return April 7th, but preparing for Late August (or even later than that).

SchoolNurseK, BSN, RN

Specializes in Geriatric Home Health, High School Nurse. Has 19 years experience.

We were first told we would have a two week Spring Break (we started the second week today) and then all of Florida extended to April 15th. I have a feeling they are just going to cancel live classes for the rest of this year. I don't think this is going to have blown over by April 15th. 😖

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

a person I know on fb just posted that the schools near her in VA are done for the yr

Keeperofbandages, LPN

Specializes in School Health. Has 7 years experience.

16 hours ago, SchoolNurseK said:

We were first told we would have a two week Spring Break (we started the second week today) and then all of Florida extended to April 15th. I have a feeling they are just going to cancel live classes for the rest of this year. I don't think this is going to have blown over by April 15th. 😖

I am in Florida too and feel the exact same way! I miss my kiddos

I am in North Georgia. Students were out last week and will not return until ?? I am thinking we are finished for the year. Yet...I am here at school. A skeleton crew is delivering free breakfast and lunches to our students. I take their vitals as soon as they walk in the door....

SandIsMyGlitterRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 21 years experience.

We were told March 30, then we extended until May15. Worried.

I am so frustrated! The people at the county office have no idea as to what they are doing. We approached our "leader" at the county office concerning a principal wanting to mask everyone and when we told her we did not deem that necessary and we did not have them. She exclaimed "let's order some!"......Okay, maybe we can magically make some appear! LOL! I do not know WHERE she has been the last few weeks!!

BunnyBunnyBSNRN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in School Nursing, Ambulatory Care, etc.. Has 13 years experience.

Based on the info I just heard in a meeting with our district Safety guy, I don't think we are going back this year, and may start next year like this.

It may be time to start pursuing other pathways