COVID-19 Resources and Updates

COVID-19

Children’s hospitals and health systems are actively preparing for the emergence and spread of COVID-19 within their communities. Children’s Hospital Association continues to monitor the situation to ensure we are sharing information, experiences and best practices related to children.

CHA Member COVID-19 Tools and Resources

Access pediatric-focused resources, practices, forms and protocols that can help children’s hospitals continue to provide the best care for children during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Resources

Analysis or Summary
Congressional Relief Legislation in Response to COVID-19
March 30, 2020

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

Toolkit
COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
March 27, 2020

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

Analysis or Summary
Chart of Section 1135 Waivers for State Medicaid/CHIP COVID-19 Response
March 27, 2020

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

Toolkit
Featured: COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Children’s Hospitals
March 26, 2020

Children’s hospitals can adapt these templates and tools to continue to provide the best care for children during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Article
Pediatricians' Podcast Connects with Families on COVID-19
March 24, 2020

How two physicians used their podcast Kids Considered to provide relevant and accurate information on coronavirus in a time of confusion.

Policy Position
Consolidating Pediatric Hospital Care to Increase Capacity for Adults with COVID-19
March 24, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 will challenge our national capacity of hospital beds, staff and supplies for adults and children. Addressing this demand quickly, safely and effectively is our highest priority.

Policy Position
Pediatric Elective Surgery/Procedure Guidance
March 24, 2020

To aggressively combat the COVID- 19 disease, the nation’s children’s hospitals recognize that conservation of critical pediatric resources such as specialized ventilators and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential.

Talking Points
Support Children's Health and Children's Hospitals in COVID-19 Emergency
March 20, 2020

Congress should provide direct funding to support hospitals who are on the front line of this crisis.

Fact Sheet
Hand Hygiene PLS Course Detail
March 19, 2020

This course reviews proper procedures when using alcohol-based hand rubs and soap and water, based on CDC and WHO recommendations, hand hygiene moments, and identifies how hand hygiene can protect patients and clinicians.

Article
New Pediatric Study Examines COVID-19 Cases in Kids
March 18, 2020

An examination of pediatric coronavirus cases in China shows the potential effect on kids.

Article
COVID-19: Ways to Prepare Your Children's Hospital Now
March 12, 2020

As the U.S. prepares for a surge in cases, children’s hospitals should consider these keys to a proper response.

Article
Inform the Community About Your Hospital's Response to COVID-19
March 11, 2020

Whether families have a sick child or are seeking routine care, many look for guidance on COVID-19 safety practices.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus in the U.S.
March 11, 2020

As the death toll climbs internationally, children’s hospital leaders are stressing the importance of screening everyone and taking prompt action for those exhibiting symptoms.

Article
Gross! Visual Aids Help Educate Hospital Staff on Hand Hygiene
January 25, 2019

With the help of some eye-catching visuals, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago is helping staff and caregivers improve hand hygiene.