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!
Spotlight #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 »
Spotlight #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 »
Spotlight #3: Information on Face Masks for Elementary Students
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 for Elementary Students »
Spotlight #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 »
Spotlight #5: COVID-19 Videos for Students
Our school nurses have gathered a collection of videos for students about returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics covered include general information about reopening schools, handwashing, wearing masks, and social distancing. Check out the video collection »
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 & COVID-19 Coordinator
Albemarle County Public Schools
401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902