Managing asthma as students return to school during COVID 19

The back-to-school period brings a dramatic increase in cases of asthma attacks in children and young people due to the cold weather, common viral infections and reduced asthma medication compliance. It is a challenging time for children with asthma and this year, the challenge is even greater due to COVID 19. The uncertainties and unknowns around how COVID 19 will have an impact as children return to…

Detection and control of COVID 19 spread in schools using technology

The schooling community comprising of students, teachers, staff, parents, and administration is looking at how they can slow the spread of COVID 19 within the schooling environment. Schools are determining how they can collaborate with state and local health officials to implement CDCs considerations to maintain healthy learning environments.   To help students and communities to…

COVID 19: How FERPA and HIPAA apply to student records

School administrators have to face multiple questions around privacy as COVID 19 continues to spread globally. Administrators must form a strategy on how to inform communities about infections that are spreading among students and their close circles, how to respond to such cases, and most importantly, how to manage keeping students’ privacy safe in such cases. The School Superintendents association has put together…

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Caring for communities and students during COVID 19: What school nurses must know

Professionals in the healthcare sector are leading the front line efforts towards caring for patients with confirmed and possible infection from COVID 19. The virus is reaching a lot of people, and healthcare professionals are requesting communities to help them contain the disease by staying at home.    Governments too are closing monitoring the situation.…