COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Children’s hospitals and health systems are continuing to meet the health care needs of children and their communities during the pandemic. Children’s Hospital Association continues to monitor the situation and work with member hospitals to share information, experiences and best practices.

Legislation and guidance PPE Staffing/HR
Testing Therapeutics Reopening
Vaccines and distribution Virtual care

Featured Resources

Report
The Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children’s Hospitals

This March 2021 report highlights the effects of the pandemic on pediatric hospitals by analyzing volume and financial data of the past year.

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

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Anticipate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Kids Ages 5-11 Pending Authorization
October 20, 2021

CHA is partnering with the Biden Administration help coordinate the safe, equitable and effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 pending authorization.

Article
Leader’s Perspective: Adapting to the New Supply Chain
October 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruption in the global supply chain. Consumers and businesses alike are feeling the crunch, and children’s hospitals are not immune to the supply chain pressures.

Toolkit
COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
October 15, 2021

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

Announcement or News
National Awareness Campaign on Pediatric Capacity
September 21, 2021

We have launched a national campaign highlighting the 'perfect storm' of COVID, RSV, mental health issues and staffing challenges that children's hospitals are facing.

Article
Leadership Tip: Addressing Staff Shortages
September 21, 2021

COVID-19, with a recent uptick in pediatric cases, has amplified staffing shortages across health care systems. Children's New Orleans used creative thinking to address it.

Article
Pediatric Researchers Monitor SARS-CoV-2 Mutations and COVID-19 Variants
September 9, 2021

As the coronavirus evolves, health authorities across the world rely on the work of pediatric researchers who use genomic sequencing to track mutations.

Article
Leader’s Perspective: How to Handle Increasing Pediatric COVID-19 Cases
September 9, 2021

With schools opening and flu season on the horizon, children’s hospitals should plan for even higher numbers of cases.

Data
Unpredictable Offseason RSV Surge a Challenge for Children’s Hospitals
September 1, 2021

Loosened mask and public gathering restrictions in 2021 led to an unpredictable offseason surge of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with fewer—and increasingly burned out—staff members on hand to help care for an influx of patients.

Analysis or Summary
CMS Releases CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Seeking to Expand Access to Tele-mental Health Services
August 20, 2021

We developed draft comments on the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.

Press Release
Joint National Hospital Association Statement on COVID-19 Vaccinations for Health Care Workers
July 27, 2021

CHA joins other national hospital associations urging COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers.

Article
Pediatric Vaccine Researcher Talks COVID-19
July 23, 2021

Pediatric researchers are at the center of the effort to vaccinate the world against COVID-19.

Article
Children’s Hospitals Collaborate on Behavioral Health, Quality and Data
July 23, 2021

Together, we can pursue our goals to improve children’s health.

Press Release
Children's Hospital Association Encourages COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for All Children's Hospital Personnel
July 23, 2021

CHA encourages children's hospitals to require vaccinations for employees.

Article
Researchers Uncover How Severe Post-COVID-19 Disease in Children Develops
June 8, 2021

A new study shows how viral particles linger in the gut, potentially causing MIS-C.

Analysis or Summary
CHA Summary of Rule on Eligible Uses of State COVID Relief Funds
June 8, 2021

The Department of Treasury has released an interim final rule that delineates the eligible uses of the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund.

Article
Leadership Tip: How Challenges of the Pandemic Shaped a New Manager's Role
May 26, 2021

Assuming a new leadership role at the onset of the pandemic brings a nurse manager fresh challenges, opportunities.

Article
Researchers Uncover How Severe Post-COVID-19 Disease in Children Develops
May 25, 2021

A new study shows how viral particles linger in the gut, potentially causing MIS-C.

Article
Axios Event Examines Children's Mental Health After COVID-19 Pandemic
May 24, 2021

Children's Hospital Association (CHA) partnered with Axios on a virtual event highlighting the effect of the pandemic on children's mental health.

Article
Partnership with Children's Hospital Helps Keep School in Session During the Pandemic
May 19, 2021

Decades-long history of collaboration between children’s hospital and its on-site public school paves the way for school year of in-person learning amid pandemic.

Article
Concerns Grow as Pediatric COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase
May 12, 2021

Recent COVID-19 surge in Michigan mirrors national trends toward more pediatric cases and hospitalizations.

Article
5 Lessons Learned About Collaborating During a Pandemic
May 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic inspired new ways of thinking at a children’s hospital about nurses’ contributions to each other and the industry.

Article
Pediatric Nurse Pitches in to Combat PPE Shortage
April 28, 2021

Following PPE shortages, a seamstress-turned-nurse helped her hospital.

Article
What’s Next in Pediatric Telehealth
April 28, 2021

Children’s hospitals are examining how virtual care can propel them into the future.

Article
7 Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Kids
April 28, 2021

Are the kids all right? Here’s a look at how the pandemic is affecting kids and how children’s hospitals are helping them emerge stronger.

Analysis or Summary
Congressional Relief Legislation and Children's Hospitals Requests in Response to COVID-19
April 1, 2021

Multiple packages for COVID-19 relief have passed to date. Read more about them here.