We start on Monday - full in person

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Pray for me.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

🙏 🙏🙏🙏🙏 coming your way as you navigate this new pandemic school frontier.

nursetlm, ADN

Has 9 years experience.

Please keep us posted! Staff start back on 18th of this month- our students return on the 31st.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

Virtual hugs! As they said on a school nurse PD I've been doing this week: "ready or now, here they come!" So many states are launching into full in person and/or hybrid options in the next couple of weeks, including folks in areas with a 10+% positive rate.

We are in this together - even if it is virtually through this forum.

BrisketRN, BSN, RN

Has 4 years experience.

I am with you! Staff is back in the school and students arrive (75% have opted for in-person) 8/24.

nurseoflittlesharks

Specializes in School Nurse. Has 12 years experience.

Georgia Nurse here!! We started on Aug. 4th. The parents had the option for in full face-to-face class or virtual. We currently have around 450 at school and 150 doing virtual. Mask are strongly encouraged but NOT require. So, far, so good.

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 12 years experience.

Do I remember you're in West Texas?? May the odds be ever in your favor.

nurseoflittlesharks

Specializes in School Nurse. Has 12 years experience.

We are in Southeast Georgia. The school system in the article is over 5 hours away. Hopefully the same will not happen here. Time will tell.

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 12 years experience.

At this point my best advice is that parents will or won't send masks and kids will or won't wear them so do the best that you can. The American College of Medical Toxicology is telling us that a surgical mask plus face shield in ambulatory care setting is adequate. I use N95 when in front of someone for a long time, surgical masks for everything else.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

Just now, ruby_jane said:

At this point my best advice is that parents will or won't send masks and kids will or won't wear them so do the best that you can. The American College of Medical Toxicology is telling us that a surgical mask plus face shield in ambulatory care setting is adequate. I use N95 when in front of someone for a long time, surgical masks for everything else.

That is my plan as well. N95 if I have to be in my isolation space with a symptomatic student for a long period of time. Otherwise, going with surgical mask and face shield for assessments. (I also have a limited supply of N95s.)

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 12 years experience.

6 minutes ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

That is my plan as well. N95 if I have to be in my isolation space with a symptomatic student for a long period of time. Otherwise, going with surgical mask and face shield for assessments. (I also have a limited supply of N95s.)

If I had an N95 mask for all the N95 masks I disposed of after one use....I'd be a happy woman....