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A Message for Students from Nurse Moore

Message for Parents from Nurse Moore

Wesleyan parents,
While this is a challenging time for all of us, I consider it a privilege to serve you and your family at such a time as this. I hope this page will be a good resource for you in the days ahead. First, I wanted to share something that a dear friend sent to me that I thought may be helpful to you as well:

"Pour out your anxieties to your Father in Heaven.  Do not churn fruitlessly inside your own heart with worries about school closings, travel plans, economic downturns, or the potentially infected surfaces you've touched!  When you are afraid, turn to HIM. Cast your anxieties on HIM, because HE cares for you. In fact, let handwashing, or rubbing on hand sanitizer become a moment in which you consciously entrust yourself and the future of everyone you care about into HIS hands.” 

--Alasdair Groves, Executive Director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundatio

Questions?

To ask Nurse Shannon Moore a Wesleyan-specific question, please click here. Other health-related questions should be directed to your primary care physician. 

How Do I talk to my child about COVID-19?

  • Click here for a great article that is very resourceful regarding talking to children. Monitor TV and social media.
  • Maintain a normal routine as much as possible.
  • Be honest and accurate.
  • Take time to talk and keep explanations age appropriate.  Early elementary school children need brief, simple information that should balance facts with the reassurance that their schools and homes are safe and that adults are there to keep them healthy and to take care of them if they do get sick.  While upper middle and high school students are able to discuss the issue in a more adult like fashion.  

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Nurse Shannon Moore
You may reach her via email or phone at 336.884.3333 ext 255.

Helpful Links

What to Look for & What to Do

When should I call my doctor?
Call your doctor if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing.  These symptoms can occur 2-14 days after exposure to someone with the virus.

What constitutes "exposure"?
Exposure is close contact (within 6 feet) with a person with confirmed, probable or suspected coronavirus. 

What is NOT considered close contact?
Living in a city or town where there are one or more confirmed cases, although increases risk for exposure.  Being in the same school, church, workplace or building as someone with coronavirus (Exception: close contact with symptomatic person, such as sitting next to them).  Walking by a person with COVID-19.

Other Helpful Tips:
--Stay away from others, including your pets.
--Call ahead before visiting your doctor.  USE TELEDOC if available.
--Monitor your symptoms.  Seek prompt medical attention if symptoms are worsening.