School Health

COVID-19 Information

Many resources are available to school nurses from professional organizations. Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has developed comprehensive guidance to aid schools in planning for a return to in-person instruction and activities. “Recover, Redesign, Restart” is available at doe.virginia.gov.  More information about schools and COVID-19 can be found on the VDH FAQs webpage and the DOE FAQs webpage.

VDH's Adolescent Health Program has created a COVID-19 social media toolkit targeting teens. You can find the toolkit here.

Learn more from our COVID-19 K-12 Education page.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) partners with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to promote the well-being of school-age children in Virginia. Together, we work to improve school health programs across the state. Our goal is to ensure all schools have a safe and healthy learning environment.

In collaboration with the school community, our main focus is on health promotion and disease prevention. We provide recommendations, resources, and guidance to school administrators, school nurses, teachers, and other staff. Our goal is to help create, maintain, and review comprehensive school health programs.