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Courtesy of Juanita Gryfinski

Illinois School Nurses Fear For Their Students Safety During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Schools in Illinois are closed through the end of the current school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and students may be missing out on more than just face-to-face time with teachers. They also might be missing an important link in their access to health care: school nurses. Without daily access to students, school nurses like Marlow fear that warning signs of illness or abuse may go unnoticed.