Resources and Links - COVID-19

Posted on December 11, 2021

COVID 19 Referral to Community Care for Social Support: Social Support services are available to ensure that people affected by COVID-19 can safely isolate and quarantine. Use one form per household and services will be provided by location. The more information we have the better able we are to serve the household. COMPLETE FORM

CDC’s new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation calculator takes the stress out of deciding when, and for how long, people with COVID-19 and close contacts need to stay home, get tested, and wear a well-fitting mask

Eval for Sick Child in Schools and Child Care with COVID 19 PCR Antigen Testing Updated 3 22 2022

MIS-C Clinical Guideline - updated 3-1-22

K 12 Pooled Testing Memo

COVID 19 Isolation Flow Chart 1 5 22

Referral Services for Families with Young Children 12 21 21

Updated AAP COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Toolkit (At the top, under "printables," you'll see their newest one pager "Protecting your child with the COVID-19 vaccine")

COVID-19 VACCINE general information and eligibility for boosters

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for School Settings and Childcare Programs

Maine DOE COVID-19Toolkit - includes information on Pooled Testing (page on right hand side/bottom of page under school year dashboards)

CDC Clinical Considerations

Maine CDC’s COVID Data website - data on youth and COVID in Maine

DHHS in partnership with DOE published estimated COVID-19 vaccination rates for youth by school administrative unit (SAU), to help school communities make decisions for the 2021-2022 school year and guide efforts to increase vaccination rates.

COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation in Pediatric Practices

AAP Resources on COVID-19 Vaccine: Visit the Critical Updates page on AAP.org to find information on the vaccine for children, a member discussion board, town hall sessions, and more. For questions or comments related to the pandemic, email COVID-19@aap.org. Other vaccine resources:

COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation in Pediatric Practices

Pediatrics Journal: COVID-19 Vaccine in Children and Adolescents

About the COVID-19 Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions

HealthyChildren.org: The Science Behind the COVID-19 Vaccine: Parent FAQs

AAP resources include:

Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, tracks the number of children infected with COVID-19.

Policy Statement: COVID-19 Vaccines in Children and Adolescents

AAP.org: Critical Updates on COVID-19

AAP.org: COVID-19 Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions

AAP.org: Planning Vaccination Events

Cases in Children: Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report

HealthyChildren.org: The Science Behind the COVID-19 Vaccine: Parent FAQs

HealthyChildren.org: Getting Your Child Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Long Haul Covid Resources:

Young People and Long Covid | Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine (jhsph.edu)

Does Omicron hit kids harder? Scientists are trying to find out (nature.com)

Greater than COVID.

About the Initative | RECOVER COVID

Long Covid Kids | Registered Charity | Post Covid Syndrome

NEW Kids & the COVID-19 Vaccine - YouTube

Long-Haul COVID-19 in Children and Teens - HealthyChildren.org

Patient Shares Long COVID-19 Recovery Journey and Encourages Vaccination | AHA

COVID Is More Like Smoking Than the Flu - The Atlantic

Living with “Long-Haul” COVID-19: Centura Health Physicians Discuss Healing and Hope, Patient Shares Personal Experience | Centura Health

What It Feels Like To Be a COVID-19 Long-Hauler (aarp.org)

Stories - Long Covid Support

Excellent Videos to share from the AD Council/CDC Partnership (There are more than what I’ve shared available):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2oRK-Xs6C0

https://youtu.be/-qylSXOW7GQ

https://youtu.be/cCMQ7I1Qkfw

https://youtu.be/o4vNen2ySAg

Lucas & Evelyn | COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative | Ad Council - YouTube

Maine DOE and HHS Updates and Resources

Maine CDC COVID info for providers: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/immunization/covid-19-providers/vaccine-info.shtml

Updated school coding : https://www.maine.gov/doe/framework/part-I/#CRL

Maine Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Resource Page: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus/index.shtml

DOE Dashboard of COVID Cases: https://public.tableau.com/pro...

Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) posted Interim Guidance for Child Care Providers while awaiting updates to the Federal CDC guidance.

The Maine CDC has also posted: COVID-19 Isolation/Quarantine Guidance for Child Care Settings: Childcare-Guidance-COVID-19.pdf (maine.gov)

Advocacy/Guidance

AAP advocacy report, summarizing all of its latest federal and state advocacy activities.

The COVID Impacts on DHHS Services tracker: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/data-reports

National AAP #CallYourPediatrician campaign: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/campaigns/call-your-pediatrician/Pages/default.aspx

Management of Infants born to a COVID positive mother: https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2...


Guidance on Return to Sport/Activity January 2022

2022 01 21 Return to Play algorithm

AAP updates on COVID-related to return to play 1/28/22: https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-interim-guidance-return-to-sports/

This is a revised return to play letter with new guidance* regarding return to play after COVID infection and was approved by MAAP leadership. This reflects consensus opinion from pediatric cardiologists, infectious disease, primary care, and sports medicine physicians in Maine. 2/1/2022

*Children under 12 also need to adhere to the same guidelines for getting cleared (i.e. page one of the letter), but once they are cleared, they do NOT need to follow the structured return to play required of 13 yo+, but can go back "as tolerated."

Practice Management Resources

Pediatric practices around the country are facing the challenge of providing care to their patients and families amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. These practice management resources are geared toward independent practices and offer approaches used by other practicing pediatricians.

Well Child Visit Info

Recognizing Child Abuse/Maltreatment

Telemedicine and Telephone Care

The Academy continues to advocate for immediate changes to Medicaid, CHIP, and private insurers so that pediatricians can provide and be paid for telehealth care services. To support these policy changes, the AAP has developed a new resource, AAP Guidance: Telehealth Payer Policy in Response to COVID-19, which outlines policy changes aiming to alleviate barriers to telehealth care. In addition, see how your state is responding to this crisis in these State Notices on Telehealth Policy. Also, be sure to review this telehealth compendium for tools and resources to support your efforts.

Maine Department of Education: https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19

Foster Family Info