08 – COVID-19 Update – April 16 – Announcement from School Nurses

To our Oconto Falls School District students & families: 


These unprecedented times may be presenting you with many challenges and leaving you with feelings of uncertainty.  These concerns we share are impacting our community, nation & world in ways that we could have never imagined. The next few weeks will determine if we are having success in mitigating the spread of COVID19.  This requires a complete disruption to the busy lifestyle that we all know. We are all experiencing a ‘new normal’. However, if you do your part to stay safe & stay home, we will all be back together, learning, socializing & enjoying this great community again soon.  We will get through this together – while apart! 

COVID19 circumstances are in constant motion of change but we want you to be assured that we are staying informed and educated so that we can best assist you now, as your health is still our priority AND so that we can prepare for how your health needs may have changed when we are able to return to school.

Your physical and emotional wellbeing are both important.  Stress can have a great impact on each. Find ways to keep healthy in all aspects of your life.  This is going to look very different as we all find ourselves in unique situations: working from home, stress about having to continue to work in the community, unemployment and financial concerns, new family routines, virtual learning, schooling at home, health needs other than COVID19 … the list is endless.  

Keep in mind the following as we proceed with this challenge together:

  • Please reach out so that we can help assist you to the best of our abilities or help direct you to the resources you need. 
  • Continue to stay connected to one another!  There are ways to accomplish this through appropriate social distancing.  Connection is more important now than ever before! 
  • Stay active!  Make time every day to get moving, up your heart rate & clear your mind.
  • Practice good hand hygiene
    • Wash hands frequently, scrubbing with soap & water for at least 20 seconds
    • Disinfect frequently used surfaces
    • Avoid touching your face & cover your cough & sneeze
  • For those that continue to work outside the home as essential workers:
    • Wash hands often, specifically when leaving & entering the home and workplace
    • Change your clothes when getting home
    • Stay home when you are sick
  • CDC is now recommending wearing face masks out in public.  
    • DO NOT let this become a false sense of security.  
    • This is intended to stop the germs you are carrying.  It is not intended to directly protect you! 
  • Continue to practice social distancing, limit your leaving of home to essential work and needs, coming directly home after and  STAY SAFE! 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.  We continue to be here for your child & family. We want to make sure that your health and basic needs are being met.  We have resources to assist you.  


Stay Safe & Stay well

Lynette Donart, RN, BSN

Bobbi Jo Boomsma, RN, BSN