There must be a School Nurse in every school before schools reopen!

There must be a School Nurse in every school before schools reopen!

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Segun Ebitanmi started this petition to Lagos State Ministry of Health and

The COVID19 and the attending School Closures has resulted in over 60% learning loss in School Children (about 10%/month). A lot of pupils/students are going through Social/Emotional/Sexual/Physical/Nutritional abuse as a result of being out of school. New evidence reveals children are also prone to contact the infection/have severe viral loads/transmit the infection (although at a much lower rate than adults).

Therefore, it is important that schools reopen as soon as possible so that children (and parents) can return back to "normal" life. But these reopening must be properly planned and diligently executed or else new foci of infections will spring up in these schools and a community spread of the virus can start from there. This can endanger the community at large and roll back all the gains of the "lockdowns" till date.

The Public Health agencies (CDC/NCDC) have enumerated a set of guidelines to ensure schools are reopened safely. These are complex guidelines that the average school cannot implement on its own. A School Nurse is the single most important investment to ensure that a school operates safely in the midst of the COVID19 threat. Authorities must ensure a School Nurse is present in each school to ensure the children "learn in a safe environment".

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