School nurses have been asking local public health departments how they can assist in efforts to contain COVID-19. The Department of Health Services (DHS) suggests that school nurses willing and able to volunteer time can contact the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR).
WEAVR is a web-based volunteer registration system for health care and behavioral health professionals. School nurses who are interested in offering their skills and expertise during the state's COVID-19 response can register on the WEAVR website. They will be contacted via the WEAVR system as opportunities arise. For general information and answers to questions, nurses can visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services WEAVR web page.