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For a Second Year, Missouri School Nurses Work to Stop Covid from Entering Schools

In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID19, elementary school students use hand sanitizer before entering school for classes in Godley, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Missouri school nurses are heading into a second academic year of trying to stop the coronavirus at the school doors. Teri Hansen, the president of the Missouri Association of School Nurses, says many school nurses are ready for life to get back to normal again. She says many school nurses were burnt out after last year…

Missouri has about 551 public school districts and charter schools – not every school or district has a school nurse on staff. Local leaders decide what virus health precautions are taken in their communities.

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