I live in Butte County, California which as you probably have heard in the news we have been absolutely devastated by the Camp Fire. It literally has wiped our town of Paradise off the map. Over 70 dead, still over 1000 missing... 10,000+ homes destroyed, 400+ businesses... when I say the town is wiped out I mean it is literally gone. Of course this also means the school district has lost its schools. The fire still threatens structures and we are literally being suffocated by the smoke (we've had hazardous smoke conditions for so many days now). School has been cancelled in our entire county until December 3rd.
I am thinking about when I return to school. I am a brand new school nurse (and nurse) and I know we will be having some new enrolling students to my schools from the town of Paradise. I want to be as helpful as possible and mindful of what they are going through.
I need advice as I try to anticipate what this may be like. For those with meds to be given at school -I'll still need a med order but how are they supposed to get that since their doctors are displaced and the medical facilities burned down?? What other issues may arise from this that I can't anticipate right now? I want to be as prepared as possible. Thank you for any help you can give!!