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
Guidance for Pediatric Patient Care Reengagement May 1, 2020

Federal guidance informs a roadmap to a health care reengagement based on sentinel indicators around COVID-19 incidence and the presence of protective measures across care delivery settings.

Resources

Toolkit
COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
July 1, 2020

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

Letter or Testimony
Federal Lawmakers Advocate for Children's Hospitals' COVID-19 Needs
June 26, 2020

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

Analysis or Summary
State Actions to Allow Patient Care Reengagement During the COVID-19 Crisis
June 26, 2020

This chart provides a general snapshot of state officials’ authorizations to permit health care providers to return to full patient care operations.

Analysis or Summary
Chart of Section 1135 Waivers for State Medicaid/CHIP COVID-19 Response
June 24, 2020

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

Article
Coping with Crayons: Kid-Friendly COVID-19 Information
June 24, 2020

Children’s hospital publishes coloring book to educate and inform children in face of COVID-19 pandemic.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Understanding COVID-19 and Kids
June 16, 2020

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

Article
Transforming Pediatric Mental Health Services During a Pandemic
June 9, 2020

Here’s how one children's hospital continued to address the needs of mental health patients and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Article
Leadership Tip: The Importance of Paying it Forward
June 9, 2020

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

Article
Leadership Tip: Leave Your Logo at the Door
June 3, 2020

Heightened sense of ego-free collaboration emerges as a silver lining amid COVID-19.

Article
Children’s Hospital Developing “Rocket Fuel” for COVID-19 Vaccine
May 27, 2020

One children’s hospital focuses on developing adjuvants to make a COVID-19 vaccine more effective.

Toolkit
COVID-19 Relief Talking Points for HHS/Administration
May 27, 2020

Urge HHS to provide immediate additional relief from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) to children's hospitals.

Article
COVID-19 Mysterious Illness Continues to Affect Kids
May 27, 2020

A severe Kawasaki disease-like inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 and has serious effects even for children with no COVID-19 symptoms.

Article
Commentary: How Children's Hospitals Can Prepare for a New Normal in a Pandemic
May 26, 2020

A CEO shares his thoughts about what children's hospitals can do to prepare for uncertain times.

Talking Points
Support Children’s Hospitals in COVID-19 Emergency Relief
May 22, 2020

Congress provide additional direct relief to health care providers, including $10 billion specifically for children's hospitals.

Analysis or Summary
Congressional Relief Legislation and Children's Hospitals Requests in Response to COVID-19
May 20, 2020

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

Article
COVID-19 Severity High in Children
May 19, 2020

New research shows pediatric population at higher risk for hospitalization, critical care than originally thought.

Article
Hospital-Based Convenience Store Supports Staff, Patient Families During COVID-19
May 12, 2020

With the help of 7-Eleven, Children’s Health set up an onsite convenience store to help staff and patient families secure essentials, comfort food during pandemic.

Article
How Pediatric Providers Care for Adult Patients During Pandemic
May 6, 2020

In this first person account, a hospital leader recounts how during the pandemic, it's been all hands on deck.

Article
Leadership Tip: Leverage Your Network to Address the Pandemic
May 4, 2020

In times of crisis, children’s hospitals can lean on each other to learn quickly.

Announcement or News
Guidance for Pediatric Patient Care Reengagement
May 1, 2020

Federal guidance informs a roadmap to a health care reengagement based on sentinel indicators around COVID-19 incidence and the presence of protective measures across care delivery settings.

Article
Palliative Care Team Meets COVID-19 Needs Square by Square
April 29, 2020

How Children’s Hospital at Montefiore is helping adult patients with COVID-19 and their families.

Article
Leader’s Perspective: In Crisis, Practice Kindness, Communication
April 23, 2020

One children’s hospital CEO says it’s important for leaders to be visible during this time and interact with staff on a human-to-human level.

Article
Learning From the Lessons of Coronavirus
April 23, 2020

Children's hospitals can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic and embrace the future.

Article
Pediatricians' Podcast Connects with Families on COVID-19
April 21, 2020

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

Article
Pandemic Creating a Surge in Demand for Telehealth
April 20, 2020

Children’s hospital leaders, families and patients are seeing the value of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.