School Nurse Corner: Guidance for School Nurses to Safely Send and Receive Resources Between School and Home During COVID-19
Note: This document is NOT a substitute for nursing judgment and does not dictate an exclusive course of action. State and district laws and policies should be followed. This guidance is based on current research available at the time of publication: 3/31/2020
School nurses are essential healthcare providers in the community working on the frontlines of the COVID19 pandemic in schools.
School systems are transitioning to an online or virtual format. Populations of students without internet access or home electronic devices exist and provide a challenge for instruction. Students living in poverty with limited access to healthcare and adequate nutrition are often the same students lacking the ability to receive online instruction due to limited resources.
In order to address the educational needs of this population, school systems are sending home backpacks, instructional materials, including electronic devices, paper documents, food supplies, student medication, and other items based on the needs of the population.
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