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  1. SaltineQueen

    What's school nursing like where you are?

    Well, I'm on AN in the middle of my day, so... 😂😂
  2. SaltineQueen

    Got My Vaccine Yesterday

    I had COVID in November. Per our state and the CDC you can choose to wait, but you can also go ahead & get it within that 90 days. The medical director of out county health department says go ahead and get it, especially if you had a mild case of COVID because there's thought that you may not have built up a very strong immune reaction if you had a mild case. Our high school nurse had a fairly rough time with COVID and our doctor told her to absolutely get it even though she was within 90 days. A teacher of mine said her cousin, who is an epidemiologist in Tx, told her NOT to get it within that 90 days because it might compete with your body's natural antibody building process. But I can't find any evidence to support that.
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    Any Ohio SN?

    I'm in Indiana. I think it's crazy how states in the same region are doing things so differently! Our admin & HD have been awesome. We're pretty much sticking with CDC guidelines. Indiana does support the 10 day early Q return with stipulations of 100% mask and distance. But our district decided we're going to stick with the full 14 days. We do not, in my district, investigate tattle-tale or anonymous messages or calls. If a kid says something we will call and ask on that. Or if we see evidence on social media that has the potential to impact the health of our staff and students, our admin backs us up on calling them out (not on SM obviously, but from work).
  4. SaltineQueen

    Got My Vaccine Yesterday

    Well thank you
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    Any Ohio SN?

    What are your thoughts on your new quarantine guidelines? How in the world is anyone going to keep track of whether or not masks were work and distance was maintained?
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    Elementary nurses - mask question

    We had a student at one of our elementaries get “lanyard burns” (for lack of a better word I guess) on his neck when his breakaway lanyard didn’t breakaway. I was worried something like that would happen. I would seriously rethink lanyards if I were you.
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    It felt wrong...

    Sent a kid home first day of school. Fever, stomachache & nausea. Likely not COVID but what if... Thankfully mom was cool with the situation. This year is going to be so hard. 😔
  8. SaltineQueen

    MD Orders??

    Yes. We are requiring a doctor note In order to wear a face shield. Wearing nothing is not an option for in person school.
  9. SaltineQueen

    What will school nursing look like after this pandemic?

    I think it’s going to be mass chaos. A total sh!t show. 😂😂 But for real...I’m stressed!
  10. SaltineQueen

    Elementary nurses - mask question

    We keep asking for guidance on best practice but haven’t seen anything yet. That was my concern with the lanyards - they’re going to be flopping around & touching everything. Maybe I’ll teach them to clip both loops on so that the inside is folded together???
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    Elementary nurses - mask question

    So in our state we have been told that when the kids are in their classroom, sitting down, socially distanced, facing the same direction like when the teacher is doing instruction the kids can take off their masks. Also the kids can take off their masks when they’re out at recess - but they need to wear their mask until they get to the point on the playground where they can be distanced enough from each other for that to be safe. What are you guys doing with masks when they do have the chance to take them off? The idea in my district is to get breakaway lanyards that the kids can clip to the ear loop of the mask that I assume they will wear all the time. I’m not in love with the idea but I haven’t thought of anything else especially for recess. Any ideas?
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    When is everyone *supposed* to go back?

    ...and how are you feeling about things? I go back the 5th. Kids are supposed to start the 12th. I’m not holding my breath though. My county is the only county in the state that didn't advance a stage the last time the governor loosened the reigns on things. Full time, with distancing and masks is our basic plan (can also do virtual if parents choose). I’m stressed!
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    Students to quarantine until test results received??

    I think this is what we’re doing too. But I honestly can’t remember any more.
  14. SaltineQueen

    Do you think schools will resume this year?

    Indiana is done for the year. ☹️
  15. SaltineQueen

    ED nurse to School Nurse

    You're dealing with school systems and we have NO money (well, a little money). Often, 1:1 nurses are agency nurses and their pay is a little better. At least in my area.
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    If your school is closed re COVID19, what is your role

    My role in anything is going to be to defer to what my county health department tells me to do. What that will be, I don't know at this point...but I think it's only a matter of time until I find out. It's only a couple counties away. Our state department of health drafted a letter that we sent home.