PIDS continues to work to provide links to COVID-19 resources.  Our sources include those provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  COVID-19 updates and resources can also be found on the JPIDS website (https://academic.oup.com/jpids). 

Federal Agencies:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Partner Organizations:

News Release:  Nation's Infectious Diseases Leaders Send United Message

American Academy of Pediatrics

If a patient is suspected of having COVID-19, follow the CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Healthcare Settings.  See additional details on infection prevention and control in the pediatric ambulatory setting by visiting our partner, AAP policy statement.

You can prepare to handle suspected cases in your patient population in the same way you prepare for other respiratory infection outbreaks, such as influenza or RSV. The same principles apply:

  • Keep children out of the health care system if it's not necessary.
  • Use telemedicine and other non-direct care, when appropriate.
  • Review infection-control measures, including asking patients with symptoms to call ahead so they can be evaluated in isolation from other patients.
  • Visual alerts to inform staff of symptoms upon registration and reminders about respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette Collaborate with hospitals and health systems on local response and to prepare for surges.
  • Check with local and state health departments for information on specific local and state responses.

AAP - Critical Updates on COVID-19

AAP Webinars:

INITIAL GUIDANCE: Management of Infants Born to Mothers with COVID-19:

https://downloads.aap.org/AAP/PDF/COVID%2019%20Initial%20Newborn%20Guidance.pdf


Infectious Diseases Society of America

IDSA Statement on COVID Testing Resources

JPIDS Articles:

COVID-19 Advocacy Letters:

Clinical Guidance and Protocols:

Events

Immunization Resources

Vaccinate Your Family has developed a set of materials to help educate policymakers and the public about the importance of routine vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.