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Cover Story - March 18, 2022

Health: After two years, school nurses hope the worst is behind them

The pandemic brought long hours, 'ever-changing rules' and a new appreciation for the work they do

by Angela Swartz

During the week of Jan. 3, Kristin Coronado was wide awake in the early morning hours, hammering away at what felt like endless work as she received report after report of students and teachers at Woodside and Menlo-Atherton high schools testing positive for COVID-19. By week's end, case counts would skyrocket to 375 between the two schools, and 710 districtwide.

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