It has always been important to protect children and keep them safe in school. And in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and return to in-person instruction after months of remote learning, that protection is going to look a little different than ever before.
Thank you to our school nurses and administrators for partnering with Children’s to keep your students healthy and safe. We hope you find this page of resources helpful to use in your schools and classrooms.
If you have questions about the resources housed here, please contact webmaster@ChildrenOmaha.org.
Children’s COVID School Health Learning Collaborative
This online series is an opportunity for school nurses to learn and interact with Children’s experts as schools face known and unknown challenges related to COVID-19 during the 2020/2021 school year.
We Continue To Care: Safety Measures & Information On COVID-19
COVID-19 has now made its way across the globe, including right here in Nebraska. At Children’s, our experts are focused on keeping children, families, and our community safe during the pandemic.
Back to School Basics for Health Office Staff, School Nurses, Principals, and Other School Staff
Learn about protecting yourself at work, establishing safe protocols for allowing quarantined students back into school, and the correct PPE to wear on the job.
General Community School COVID-19 Assessment
Use this assessment to determine the next steps when you have identified students who have symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.
COVID-19 Symptom Checker
Have parents use this daily symptom check assessment before sending their child to school in the morning.
Expert Advice & Videos for Parents
Recommend these videos and resources to parents who want to learn more about COVID-19 and keeping their child safe.
COVID-19 Videos For Kids
These videos can help students understand more about COVID-19, and how they can keep themselves and their loved ones safe.
- AAP guidance
Guidance for school re-entry (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- CDC’s People of Any Age with Underlying Medical Conditions
Pre-existing medical conditions that increase the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 (CDC)
Return to School video series, guidance on back to school planning, and additional resources for school nurses (National Association of School Nurses)
- Launch Nebraska
Tools, resources, actions, and opportunities for Nebraska school systems as they reopen schools to support students returning to in-person learning (Launch Nebraska)
- CASEL Mental Health Resources
Guide for organizing, implementing, and improvement students’ social and emotional learning (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning)