COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Children’s hospitals and health systems have responded to COVID-19 surges within their communities and are now reengaging in care to continue to meet the health care needs of children. Children’s Hospital Association continues to monitor the situation and work with member hospitals to share information, experiences and best practices for children.

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Vaccines and distribution Virtual care

Featured Resources

CHA Guidance
Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association are collaborating to collect and share all publicly available data from states on child COVID-19 cases.

Resources

Toolkit
COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
January 8, 2021

This resource hub is designed to help you track policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.

Newsletter
Washington Update - January 8, 2021
January 8, 2021

A summary of the COVID-19/Omnibus package is now available.

Analysis or Summary
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Timeline
January 8, 2021

President Trump issued a national emergency declaration that allows HHS to declare a public health emergency.

Letter or Testimony
Children's Hospitals' Letter to Biden Transition Team
January 5, 2021

We responded to President-elect Biden's HHS transition team inquiry into immediate actions they could frame up for children.

Analysis or Summary
Congressional Relief Legislation and Children's Hospitals Requests in Response to COVID-19
December 28, 2020

Three congressional packages and one supplemental for COVID-19 relief have passed to date. Read more about them here.

Press Release
Children’s Hospitals Support Health-related Provisions in Omnibus
December 23, 2020

Children's hospitals support the health-related provisions in the COVID-19 relief package and call for a focus on children's mental health in the next Congress.

Analysis or Summary
Chart of Section 1135 Waivers for State Medicaid/CHIP COVID-19 Response
December 21, 2020

This chart summarizes approved state 1135 waivers of Medicaid and CHIP requirements and will be updated as CMS approves additional states' requests.

Newsletter
Washington Update - December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020

Reach out now to Congress on important priorities for children’s health.

Report
2020 State Child Health Policy Trends
December 18, 2020

Our 2020 State Child Health Policy Trends Overview was informed by responses from children’s hospital GRs in 35 states.

Analysis or Summary
CMS Releases CY 2021 PFS Final Rule
December 18, 2020

CMS released the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule.

Newsletter
Washington Update - December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020

Reach out to Congress on children's hospital priorities during lame-duck session.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Leadership During Crisis
December 9, 2020

Successfully navigating the COVID-19 pandemic requires collaboration, communication and dedicated investment in children’s futures

Announcement or News
States Plan for Vaccinating Their Populations Against COVID-19
December 8, 2020

The National Academy for State Health Policy released a chart illustrating how each state prioritized their populations in their vaccine distribution plans submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in October 2020.

Newsletter
Washington Update - December 4, 2020
December 4, 2020

Reach out to Congress on children's hospital priorities during lame-duck session.

Announcement or News
10 Things Healthcare Professionals Need to Know about U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Plans
November 25, 2020

With the possibility of one or more COVID-19 vaccines becoming available before the end of the year, here are 10 things healthcare professionals need to know about where those plans currently stand.

Announcement or News
How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations
November 25, 2020

CDC is making coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination recommendations for the United States based on input from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Newsletter
Washington Update - November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020

Reach out to Congress on children's hospital priorities during lame-duck session.

Newsletter
Washington Update - November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020

Reach out to Congress on children's hospital priorities during lame-duck session.

Announcement or News
FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
November 13, 2020

The FDA has a page with several COVID-19 resources related to vaccine development and is continually being updated.

Announcement or News
Vizient COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
November 13, 2020

Vizient has several vaccine resources that are publicly available.

Announcement or News
Emergency Use Authorization for Bamlanivimab
November 13, 2020

Bamlanivimab is now authorized for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in outpatient adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older weighing more than 88 pounds (40 kg) with a positive COVID-19 test.

Announcement or News
Bamlanivimab Allocation Dashboard
November 13, 2020

This dashboard will be updated each distribution week until the FDA issues a revised EUA indicating the U.S. government involvement in the allocation and distribution process is no longer needed.

Announcement or News
Lilly Bamlanivimab Antibody Playbook
November 13, 2020

This Antibody Playbook provides information for state, territorial and local public health programs to plan and operationalize a bamlanivimab antibody response to COVID-19.

Newsletter
Washington Update - November 6, 2020
November 6, 2020

Advocate for critical COVID-19 steps for kids and explore other important resources.