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Nurse's Office - Mrs. Maureen Penna

Nurse's Office - Mrs. Maureen Penna
Hi SMA Students and Families!

I hope this message finds you all well and settling into our new routines of working and attending school from home! It is an adjustment for everyone!

Over the last two weeks I have been working closely with other nurse leaders in the area, listening to webinars, and Governor and Presidential briefings. My goal is to be able to provide you with the most accurate and up to date information to navigate all the articles and reports about the COVID-19 virus.

It is important to utilize reliable resources as there are many inaccurate messages being promoted.
Massachusetts and the CDC have set up several helpful links that are reliable, understandable, and come in several languages. I will share some of these links with you. If you cannot link from this page, please copy the link and paste in your browser.

Information and Facts
www.mass.gov/COVID19 provides the most updated information
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts-h.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Sign up for text message alerts: Send COVIDMA to 888-777

Managing Anxiety and Speaking to Children
https://www.mass.gov/doc/coping-with-stress-and-fear-from-covid-19
http://riversidetraumacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Managing-Reactions-to-the-Coronavirus.pdf?fbclid=IwAR006DoUSn1mgkIto9ojyBMzpQ87gkte7NLbhjT6lQS1Dg3nbH_xL3haFsk a resource for tips on managing anxiety and for talking with your children about stressful events.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkW72NwcOUg&list=PL54knlBH64ACt7IFFgE8laWRs-TQ9b-rs&index=2 Social Distancing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSGlsQkrP-U&list=PL54knlBH64ACt7IFFgE8laWRs-TQ9b-rs&index=4

Coping with Fear and Stress
Fact Sheets to Promote Health
https://www.mass.gov/doc/10-tips-for-at-home-quarantine-or-self-monitoring/download
https://www.mass.gov/doc/stop-the-spread-of-germs-respiratory-diseases-like-flu-and-covid-19
https://www.mass.gov/doc/help-prevent-covid-19-with-social-distancing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atoYsk9lFXs&list=PL54knlBH64ACt7IFFgE8laWRs-TQ9b-rs&index=2&t=0s Hand Washing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkW72NwcOUg&list=PL54knlBH64ACt7IFFgE8laWRs-TQ9b-rs&index=2 Social Distancing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anWI91gThfY&list=PL54knlBH64ACt7IFFgE8laWRs-TQ9b-rs&index=3 Young People Social Distancing

Massachusetts has also set up a hotline for help if needed:
Take care of your emotional health and help others do the same. If you need emotional support during
these stressful times call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option. Several languages are available.

Reminder that I am available at anytime by email at m.penna@smaspringfield.org

Please let me know if you are having any issues related to the COVID 19 virus or any other health need and I can refer you to the right resources that are available. Please contact me by email if you need access to any medications that are currently at the school.

I miss all of you! God Bless! Stay Healthy!
Nurse Maureen

For your convenience, medical forms:


Flu Symptom Check List
Certificate Immunization Form
Health Record Form
Medication Order Form
Download: schoolnurse.png