Congratulations! Nurses Are #1 Again In The U.S. Ethics Ratings Gallup Poll

You are the best. The rating for nurses is even higher than last year. To see the results you can click on this title: U.S. Ethics Ratings Rise for Medical Workers and Teachers

NEW:  N.J. setting up call center to assist people in getting a COVID vaccine

          The telephone number is: 855-568-0545

NEW: What Does a More Contagious Virus Mean for Schools?


NEW: Fast-spreading COVID variant can elude immune responses


NEW: Norway Moves to Calm Vaccine Anxiety After Elderly Deaths


NJEA LEGAL SERVICES ADVISORY: NJEA Vaccine FAQs, please click here.




Updated NJDOH Guidelines for Testing children suspected of having COVID-19 prior to return to school, please click here.

COVID-19 Vaccine overview courtesy of the Maplewood/ South Orange Board of Health, please click here.


COVID Vaccinations for Health Care Workers, please click here.

(To access the links in the document, hold down the "ctrl" key while using the mouse to click on the underlined link.)


A Side by Side Comparison of the  Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Vaccine

Understanding Messenger RNA and Other SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines

Please click on the web address below, which summarizes the efficacy, safety and availability of the current messenger RNA vaccines and the timelines and testing of other vaccines.


 Senate passes School-Based Allergies and Asthma Act (H.R. 2468)

Approval of the bipartisan bill would give protections to students and potential federal grant money to schools that enact comprehensive management plans. Presidential signature is required for the bill to become signed into law.


Comprehensive COVID-19 vaccine website, please click here.

Mononucleosis can recur although it is rare. Click here for the Mayo clinic article.


 Risk of False Results with the Curative SARS-Cov-2 Test for COVID-19

To subscribe the Medwatch for FDA safety reporting information please click here. Adverse events can be reported online through this webpage.


Moderna Vaccine is Highly Protective Against Covid-19 the F.D.A finds

 JAMA Presentation "Covid-19 Vaccines and Herd Immunity" YouTube
 Can Poinsettia Plants Cause a Latex Allergy Reaction?
 RNs needed for Covid 19 Vaccination Administration
Face shields no match for sneeze vortex rings
 NASN asks Biden/Harris Transition Team for $1.36 billion dollars to be allocated to help schools and districts hire school nurses
 Military-grade camera shows risks of airborne coronavirus spread
COVID-19 Vaccine Has Potential Side Effects, Nurse Volunteer Says 
74% of NJ COVID-19 Positive Cases Not Cooperating With Contact Tracers
Moderna Filing for FDA Emergency COVID Vaccine Approval, Reports 94.1% Efficacy
Board of Nursing notice information regarding the minimum requirements for providing healthcare services in office practices, click here for the link to the notice, which includes another link for additional information.
CNBC article: (clickable title) Doctors say CDC should warn people the side effects from Covid vaccine shots won't be a 'walk in the park'
An Explanation for Some Covid-19 Deaths May Not Be Holding Up
Pregnant Women More Likely to Face Higher Risks From COVID-19, Study Says
Parents speak out after their 5-year-old daughter dies from COVID-19​
CDC expands definition of ‘close contacts,’ after study suggests Covid-19 can be passed in brief interactions
US Army bans masks with valves for soldiers in South Korea since the exhaled air passes out through the mask unfiltered (journal article from Stars and Stripes).
NJ/ NJDOH now has a tab on the NJ Covid-19 Dashboard for School Data
NJSSNA members' conversation thread please click here
Highlights from the thread (one of the great reasons to join NJSSNA/NASN) Article Regarding the Receipt of Rapid Tests From the Feds
FDA Usage of BinaxNow Rapid Test
BinaxNow Provider Fact Sheet
*Short Video on BinaxNow lo
*interesting fact from the above video: nasal swab can be negative while Covid-19 is present in the lungs
Fact Sheet From the Manufacturer
A great big thank you to Sheila Caldwell, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ for this information
  • Please click here to see excerpts from the 9/28 and 9/30 Covid-19 briefing​
  • Governor Murphy's contact information is as follows:
    • Mailing address: Honorable Phil Murphy​, Governor, Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 001, Trenton, New Jersey, 08625
    • Email address: You can upload your letter to the following contact form field by clicking on this link
    • Phone number: 1-609-292-6000
  • To find your local Senate and Assembly representatives, please click on this link​(My apologies that the previous link was for the Federal, not State legislature.)
  • Beware of Non-FDA Approved COVID-19 Test Scams. Click here for the notice from the Division of Consumer Affairs
  • PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT ALERT: The Division of Consumer Affairs is urging our licensees to be on alert for new scams targeting healthcare professionals and possibly others. For a sample scam letter, click here.
  • The New Jersey School-Age Tuition Assistance Program will provide tuition assistance to parents/caretakers with school-age children (5 to 13 years old) in need of child care due to schools’ remote learning schedules this fall as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Please click here for the link to the tuition assistance application.

  • Bill A4378 authorizing the establishment of a State School Nurse Consultant position within the N.J. Department of Education (NJDOE) has been signed into law by Governor Murphy.
Congratulations to our NJSSNA leadership team for this historic accomplishment. Please click here for the NJSSNA announcement from September 14, 2020

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