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If your school is closed re COVID19, what is your role

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

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Our super is holding an emergency meeting with principals in 15 minutes. I have a feeling we are about to close. Goodbye paycheck!

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NurseMom1972 has 8 years experience as a RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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I believe our District plans to have us come into the school to work. Not sure how I feel about that yet. Teachers will be off

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BrisketRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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On 3/12/2020 at 11:02 AM, NurseMom1972 said:

I believe our District plans to have us come into the school to work. Not sure how I feel about that yet. Teachers will be off

It was clarified at my school that staff only comes in if we're closed due to not wanting to have large gatherings. If we're closed due to a case in our school then no one is allowed in because the building needs sanitation. I hope that's the case for you too. We need to protect ourselves too! Though I don't understand what you'd be doing if there aren't any teachers in the building?

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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If my school closes, no one is expected to come in. Also we will get paid.

But we will be doing whatever work we can from home during this period. I'll catch up entering data, design some new health curriculum, and finish the school yearbook if we close for a bit.

I'm in MA. We are higher up there with cases right now in the US and it is growing each day. There is a phone call for all school leaders and school nurse leaders tomorrow at 8:30 AM. It is expected my district will be closed for two weeks starting Monday because they also just made a change to the 180 day school rule that starts March 16th. But nothing certain just yet.

I'll be listening to this phone call.

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience as a BSN and specializes in kids.

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Spoke w my super, feeling like we are all in the line of fire for closings...gah..

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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Just now, NutmeggeRN said:

Spoke w my super, feeling like we are all in the line of fire for closings...gah..

I know you are also in my neck of the woods @NutmeggeRN and yep, I think is all coming tomorrow AM.

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience as a BSN and specializes in kids.

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ugh...well I'll bring home what I need to prep for the NCSN exam! maybe pick up some shifts at my perdiem.

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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15 minutes ago, NutmeggeRN said:

ugh...well I'll bring home what I need to prep for the NCSN exam! maybe pick up some shifts at my perdiem.

Ooo, NCSN prep, didn't think about that. I am taking that exam this Summer no matter what I told myself!

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

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We just closed

Also, superintendent sent a letter home stating a mask should be worn before going to a clinic or hospital for fever, diarrhea, loss of appetite, sore throat, runny nose.

Is this CDC recommended? Am I missing something??

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BrisketRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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On 3/12/2020 at 1:51 PM, SchoolNurse91 said:

We just closed

Also, superintendent sent a letter home stating a mask should be worn before going to a clinic or hospital for fever, diarrhea, loss of appetite, sore throat, runny nose.

Is this CDC recommended? Am I missing something??

The CDC recommends calling your doctor/the hospital before arriving and wearing a face mask en route if you believe you may have COVID-19.

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

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6 minutes ago, BrisketRN said:

The CDC recommends calling your doctor/the hospital before arriving and wearing a face mask en route if you believe you may have COVID-19.

Oh yeah, definitely if there is any risk you have contracted it.. but a mask for a runny nose? These people won't even have access to one. They're sold out everywhere, but I fear this letter is going to make our parents panic. It's allergy season. Everyone has a runny nose. I just don't understand that. We only have 3-4 cases in the state.

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Ohio just closed all school for 3 weeks, starting Monday.

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