Association of School Nurses of Connecticut

Email from Laurie Combe, MN, NCSN, RN regarding Coronavirus

Posted 3 months ago

Mar 3, 2020 4:49 PM
Laurie Combe, MN, NCSN, RN

Dear NASN and Affiliate Leaders, 

I want to thank you for your efforts within your school communities and other school nurse work settings to present the facts surrounding Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), to encourage flu vaccine uptake, hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, environmental cleaning, and self-isolation when sick.

NASN is closely monitoring COVID-19 advisories and updating NASN website resources accordingly. When visiting the NASN Coronavirus 2019 webpage you will a variety of resources to assist you and your school partners during this disease outbreak, including:

  • CDC Weblinks
    • COVID-19 Updates
    • CDC Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare and Respond to COVID-19
  • NASN Resources
    • Talking Points for School Nurses
    • Guidance for School Principals and Superintendents
    • Talking to Children About COVID-19 – A Parent Resource (developed in partnership with the National Association of School Psychologists)
  • National School Boards Association Guidance 
    • COVID-19: Preparing for Widespread Illness in Your Community – A Legal Guide for School Leaders (input solicited from NASN)

NASN thinks you will find these resources helpful and welcomes your feedback. 

During disease outbreaks like COVID-19 the work you do helps to allay fear and stigma in the community. Your efforts help students remain healthy, safe and ready to learn. You community needs you.  Remember to practice self-care.

With gratitude,
Laurie Combe
President - National Association of School Nurses