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Ohio Guidelines for School Re-entry Released by the Big 8+ Health & Safety Coalition

By Joan Hlinomaz, MS, BSN, RN, NCSN posted 06-04-2020 19:34

The Ohio Association of School Nurses is pleased to endorse and release the Ohio Guidelines for School Re-entry for School Nurses and school administrators to plan for return to schools in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Big 8+ Health and Safety Coalition is a group of school nursing leaders throughout the state who worked collaboratively to create the guidelines. The key details to consider and the resulting recommendations are based on current information from ODH, CDC and NASN, as well as other applicable research data. This is a comprehensive list of recommendations that represent the best practice guidelines for the safe return to schools for both students and staff as of today. While some guidelines are non-negotiable per ODH directives, it will be up to individual schools and districts as to how they implement these best practice protocols. Please note that this is a fluid document and guidelines may change as the ODH updates prescriptive health orders.

The guidelines and planning tool may be found at this link: Big 8+ Health and Safety Coalition: Ohio Guidelines for School Re-entry