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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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

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).

Toolkit
COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
November 20, 2020

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

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.

Analysis or Summary
Chart of Section 1135 Waivers for State Medicaid/CHIP COVID-19 Response
November 6, 2020

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

Letter or Testimony
Federal Lawmakers Advocate for Children's Hospitals' COVID-19 Needs
October 30, 2020

Lawmakers sent letters to congressional leadership and HHS asking that additional funding and resources be allotted to children's hospitals during COVID-19.

Newsletter
Washington Update - October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020

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

Article
Children’s Hospitals Unite to Advocate for CARES Act Funding
October 27, 2020

Initial rounds of federal aid were based on Medicare participation, which excluded children’s hospitals.

Newsletter
Washington Update - October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020

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

Analysis or Summary
Congressional Relief Legislation and Children's Hospitals Requests in Response to COVID-19
October 23, 2020

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

Article
Leadership Tip: The Importance of Paying it Forward
October 22, 2020

Now more than ever, children’s hospital teams across the country continue to connect, collaborate and support each other.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Understanding COVID-19 and Kids
October 22, 2020

Children's hospital studies its pediatric coronavirus patients to learn what makes the infection unique and the role children play in its transmission.

Newsletter
Washington Update - October 16, 2020
October 16, 2020

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

Newsletter
Washington Update - October 9, 2020
October 9, 2020

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

Analysis or Summary
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Timeline
October 9, 2020

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

Analysis or Summary
CHA Submits Comments to CMS on CY 2021 PFS Proposed Rule
October 6, 2020

We submitted comments to CMS on the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.

Newsletter
Washington Update - October 2, 2020
October 2, 2020

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

Newsletter
Washington Update - September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020

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