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COVID-19 Information for School Health Services

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The DPI agency-wide web page covers basic information about the novel coronavirus, critical government updates, and information on instructional areas and resources for schools.

This webpage is designated for COVID-19 information relevant to School Nurses or Health Services Professionals. Practicing 21st Century School Nursing Wisconsin school nurses use the key principles of Community/Public Health, Leadership, Quality Improvement, and Care Coordination as they respond to situations involving SARS-CoV2 (2019 novel coronavirus) and COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). The following resources are provided to assist school nurses in mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 on their school communities.

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These resources are intended to support school nurses. Schools should be in contact and work with their local public health departments prior to beginning any contact tracing efforts.

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Designated for COVID-19 information relevant to Student Services/Prevention and Wellness. The SSPW team covers Safe Schools, Pupil Services, School Mental Health, Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA), Health Education, and Expanded Learning Opportunities.

See the Student Services/Prevention & Wellness and COVID-19 webpage

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Pandemic Planning 

Every school needs to develop a plan to address a possible influenza pandemic. Making this plan part of the school’s overall crisis or safety plan allows the developers to move ahead quickly using many of the components which are already in place.

See the Pandemic Planning Tools webpage

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School Nurse Communication

The School Nurse Newsletter provides bi-weekly updates provide DPI News pertaining to school nurses and health service professionals; this includes new resources, upcoming training opportunities, and any updates from National and State Health agencies. 

See the School Nurse Communications webpage 

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