School Nurse Resources
[To view Nurse Moore's video message, click on the image above.]
Welcome to Spring Break 2020 Wesleyan. I pray this finds you well and enjoying you family with the beautiful weather God has blessed us with.
Many of you have reached out to inquire about the voluntary use of face masks, including:
- When and Where to wear face masks
- How to obtain face masks
Please keep in mind that FACE COVERS:
- ARE NOT recommended for children under two
- ARE encouraged for areas where there is significant community-based transmission of the COVID-19
- ARE intended to slow the spread of the illness by preventing those who may have the virus and not know they have it from spreading it to others.
- DO NOT replace the need for social distancing.
- SHOULD BE worn when social distancing has been made more difficult (grocery stores and pharmacies).
Making A Face Mask:
I have linked the CDC recommendations for making a face mask here. You will find it to be an excellent resource for the above questions as well as when and how to sanitize the face coverings, how to wear them, Sewing or No-Sew instructions. As you are aware, obtaining medical masks from your local pharmacies and amazon is out of the question at this time; they are intended for healthcare workers and other medical first responders.
I'm also providing a video from the United States Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams here, demonstrating how to make a face covering from a cotton t-shirt. And last but not least, click here explaining how and when to use face masks.
Please know, as I'm am typing this message, I am praying for each and every one of my Wesleyan family members. These are uncertain times, and I have found great comfort in knowing that our God is in control.
Shannon Moore, RN
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
To ask Nurse Shannon Moore a Wesleyan-specific question, please click here. Other health-related questions should be directed to your primary care physician.
- 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.
Nurse Shannon Moore
You may reach her via email or phone at 336.884.3333 ext 255.
World Health Organization
White House Coronavirus Guidance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Guilford County Health Department
Forsyth County Health Department
Davidson County Health Department
Randolph County Health Department
Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation. For prayerful methods to work through the anxiety of this stressful time.
Centers for Disease Control
Tips for managing stress and anxiety during this season.
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Protect Your Health with Immune-Boosting Nutrition. For helpful nutrition tips to help boost your immunity.
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.