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SchoolNurse91 has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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So, my superintendent asked me to buy face masks. I've looked... everything is sold out. Do you know of any places that have them in stock?

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BrisketRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Nope, we tried to order some as we only had about 50. No luck at 50+ stores and online sites.

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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I was asked if we have "plenty" of masks. What is your version of plenty? Do I have enough for 1000 students plus 100 staff or so? I don't know how many they want me to have. I have appx 150 stocked up. I've considered reaching out to a local hospital. But I haven't done so yet.

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SchoolNurse91 has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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That's what I figured. I found one site that had adult face masks. 118$ for 10 masks.

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Just now, CanIcallmymom said:

I was asked if we have "plenty" of masks. What is your version of plenty? Do I have enough for 1000 students plus 100 staff or so? I don't know how many they want me to have. I have appx 150 stocked up. I've considered reaching out to a local hospital. But I haven't done so yet.

I wouldn't bother with the hospital - the hospital staff will need them more than our students, staff etc.

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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5 minutes ago, AdobeRN said:

I wouldn't bother with the hospital - the hospital staff will need them more than our students, staff etc.

True.

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AACANurse has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in 3.

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Everywhere I have looked seems to be out of stock.

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SandIsMyGlitterRN has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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Even the CDC (when discussing the COVID19) stated that masks are a false sense of security and should not be worn unless the person wearing it is ill. I have found that children play with the masks and touch their face more often if wearing one.

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SchoolNurse91 has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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1 minute ago, Nurse Jen said:

Even the CDC (when discussing the COVID19) stated that masks are a false sense of security and should not be worn unless the person wearing it is ill. I have found that children play with the masks and touch their face more often if wearing one.

We use masks now if a child has flu like symptoms and can't get a parent to come get the child quickly. It would be the same thing... except we are out of masks and I can't find any

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SaltineQueen specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

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Don't you need N95 masks for COVID19?

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SandIsMyGlitterRN has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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On 2/28/2020 at 9:45 AM, SaltineQueen said:

Don't you need N95 masks for COVID19?

That is what was recommended. Wish we had a crystal ball to see how this was all going to go. Right now I am more concerned about the flu in our area but, since COVID19 is so new, we need to be cautious. Once the CDC came out with their statement, I started to really pay attention.

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SaltineQueen specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

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I *just* saw on FB (so you know it's true) that a dog in China tested positive. Didn't read the article, so unsure if it's 19 or another strain that's known to affect animals already. 😷

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