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New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, VPS 2022-2023 (Updated Daily)

FREE COVID-19 TEST KITS AVAILABLE AT ALL SCHOOLS THROUGH DECEMBER 23, 2022.  For use by students, family and friends.  Contact your school nurse. 

Isolation and Exposure Calculator (select options in pop up on right)

COVID-19 County Check (scroll to middle of page, enter state, county
and go)



Ways to Prevent Respiratory Viruses
Prevent Respiratory Viruses





Hand Sanitizer Proper Use and Warnings

Hand Sanitizer




Helping Children Wear Masks (handout)
   Click here for book     
         Wearing a Mask a Book for Children                 

COVID-19 Resources 

2019 Novel Coronavirus Information from CDC
30 Days to Slow the Spread
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID 19
Apple and CDC Screening Tool and Resources
Caring for Children (5/20/2020)
Cleaning and Disinfecting (5/7/2020)
CT Department of Public Health Resources (5/7/2020):
     Child Health and Development Institute
     Child Mind Institute
     Connecticut Children's Hospital
     The Village - Mental Health Resources 
     Wheeler Clinic
     Yale Child Study Center and Scholastic Collarborative
COVID-19 If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone (Updated 5/24/2020)
COVID-19 Daily Life and Coping (Updated 5/10/2020)
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (5/11/2020)
COVID-19 Groups at Higher Risk for Severe Illness (Update 4/15/2020)
COVID-19 Public Service Announcements (New 4/16/2020)
COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Guidelines to Slow the Spread
COVID-19 Symptoms (Updated 4/27/2020)
When You Can be Around Others After You Had of Likely Had COVID-19 (New 5/24/2020)
How to Care for Yourself Practicing Physical Distancing
How Hand Washing Removes Viruses 
How to Prepare (5/7/2020)
Keeping Children Healthy While School's Out (Updated 4/29/2020)
Keeping Your New Baby Safe In the Time of COVID-19
CDC Coronavirus Self Checker
CDC Print Resources in Multiple Languages
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19 (5/14/2020)
Pets and Other Animals (5/6/2020)
Quarantine and Isolation (5/6/2020)
Reopening America Guidance
Reopening America Guidance Cleaning-Disinfecting
Testing for COVID-19 (Updated 4/15/2020) 
TOV Priority Urgent Care COVID-19 Testing Site (5/4/2020)
Testing COVID Antibody ( New 6/26/2020)
Testing for COVID-19 TOV - St. Bernard's - Priority Urgent Care - Walk-up Testing (5/20/2020)
Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities
American Sign Language Symptoms of Coronavirus
American Sign Language Social Distancing
American Sign Language Do Your Part to Slow the Spread
American Sign Language Parents Supporting Children
American Sign Language Managing Stress and Anxiety
American Sign Language Use of Cloth Face Coverings

Make Your Own Face Covering at Home

Here are the directions below:

  1. Lay your cloth out on a flat surface.
  2. Fold the cloth to the middle from the bottom.
  3. Fold it to the middle from the top.
  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3.
  5. Take two rubber bands and put one on each end of the folded cloth.
  6. Fold both sides to the middle.
  7. Bring the mask to your face, and place the rubber bands around your ears.




The goal of the Vernon Public Schools Health Program is to assist each student to attain and maintain his/her optimum state of health so that he/she may benefit to the maximum degree from his/her educational experience.

The school nurse strengthens and facilitates the educational process by modifying or removing health barriers to learning in individual student and by promoting an optimal level of wellness for students and staff.

The nurse assumes the responsibility for appropriate assessment, planning and intervention. She also serves as a direct contact between physicians, families and community agencies in order to assure access to health care and continuity for students. The nurse provides relevant instruction, counseling and guidance to students, staff and parents.

The nurse adheres to district policies and administrative guidelines. The school nurse upholds professional standards as outlined in the State Nurse Practice Act, and other state and local statutes and regulations.

The School Medical Advisor is a certified physician (M.D.). In this role, the physician, through collaboration with the School Nurse Supervisor, School Administrators and the Board of Education, when needed, provides direction and guidance to the continuing development of the school health program. The physician acts as a resource person and technical advisor in health related areas.




Connecticut School Learning Model Indicators (updated weekly)
COVID-19 Connecticut Testing Locator (enter your zip code under the green banner)





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