Nurse's Spotlight

Welcome to the Nurse’s Spotlight!

As always, but especially during this unprecedented time, our team of school nurses is focused on helping our students and their families stay safe and healthy. As we evaluate and develop additional resources, we will continue to feature new information here on our Nurse’s Spotlight.

Please check in from time to time to stay up-to-date on how to keep your family safe!

Important: If you still need to retrieve your child’s medication, please contact your school nurse by email to make arrangements.

Spotlight Features:

#1: Keeping Children Healthy During the Stay-At-Home Order

To kick off our Nurse's Spotlight, we want to share important information about COVID-19 and children; what to do if you or a member of your household is sick; infection control measures; maintaining mental health; staying physically healthy; and more!

Learn about keeping children healthy during the stay-at-home order »

#2: ACPS Nurses Bust COVID-19 Myths!

Information about COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, and it can be difficult sometimes to tell fact from fiction. ACPS school nurses have worked together to prepare this list of common COVID-19 myths to help you protect yourself and your family during this challenging time.

Review the myths and learn the facts »

#3: Information on Face Masks

How does COVID-19 spread? How does wearing a face mask help? Who has to wear a face mask and when? How comfortable is a face mask? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our latest Spotlight feature:

Information on Face Masks »

#4: Information on COVID-19 and Face Masks for Middle & High School Students

The CDC recommends that everyone (ages 2 and up) wear a face mask when in public settings where physical distancing measures cannot be maintained. In our newest Spotlight feature, we've compiled responses to common questions and various feelings some of our older students might be experiencing related to COVID-19 and the use of face masks:

Information on COVID-19 and Face Masks for Middle & High School Students »


The information provided in the Nurse's Spotlight is consistent with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Association of School Nurses.


Eileen Gomez, School Health Coordinator
Albemarle County Public Schools
401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-296-5820

Email the School Health Coordinator »