Resources and Links - COVID-19

Posted on January 08, 2021

Child Health Updates - January 2021

Below are resources, links and updates for Maine pediatricians. We encourage you to use the links below to stay updated on this rapidly changing information. We have collated information from the National AAP, CDC (National and Maine), AMA and other reputable sources. Health systems, hospitals and practices may have established specific protocols and guidance based on local circumstances.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

AAP News: Coronavirus disease outbreak coverage

AAP Red Book Online: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infections

Pediatrics curated collection of articles on COVID-19 Articles on COVID-19

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

Maine DOE and HHS Updates and Resources

Updated school coding :

Maine Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Resource Page:

DOE Dashboard of COVID Cases:

For Medical Providers: Assessing for COVID-19 in children with symptoms and NO KNOWN EXPOSURE to COVID-191
: Eval for Sick Child in Schools with PCR Antigen Testing Updated 12 11 2020

Testing guidance from AAP:

Standard Order for COVID Testing - Released 9-22-2020

Standing Order:


Antigen Testing Information


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

The COVID Impacts on DHHS Services tracker:


CDC's Immunization Guidance
: Immunization Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Society Maternal Fetal Medicine COVID Strategies to provide equitable care

The BBCH MIS-C Guidance

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children - MIS-C: Recommendations from The BBCH: Pediatric Clinical Guideline MIS C

National AAP #CallYourPediatrician campaign:

Guidance on Newborns from the CDC

Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Routine Pediatric Vaccine Ordering and Administration — United States, 2020 MMWR Vaccines

Detection of SARS Co V 2 in Placental and Fetal Membranes: AJOG MFM

Guidance on School Re-opening on Physical and Mental Health

New AAP guidance on reopening schools once COVID-19 wanes includes considerations for instructional time, physical and mental health, special populations, and more. Learn more:

Guidance on Sports Participation

AAP Interim Guidance on Return to Sport - Updated Regularly:

Clinical Guidance for Sports Participation

Kids and Masks: Why Cloth Face Coverings are Needed in Youth Sports During COVID-19

Youth Sports & COVID-19: Understanding the Risk

Youth Sports Participation During COVID-19: A Safety Checklist

Sports and Sports Physicals: Guidance for Return to Sport and Related Activities 2020 NFHS

Play Sports Coalition Guidance:

How Long to Quarantine if Exposed to Covid 19:

Pediatrics Collection on COVID-19 Offers Pediatricians the Latest Research

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has created many questions among families and caregivers, and information continues to evolve. The editorial team at Pediatrics have compiled articles from American Academy of Pediatrics publications into a curated collection of articles on COVID-19. This online collection will be updated frequently to reflect new articles published on this topic. Pediatrics articles and resources include:

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.

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.

**For specific resources on TELEHEALTH, visit:

Telehealth ECHO on COVID-19 Available via link above.

American Academy of Pediatrics Resources:

The AAP has a web page on where you can find the latest clinical guidance, recommendations from CDC, information for parents and other resources. For questions or comments related to the pandemic, email

US Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

Maine Department of Education:

Foster Family Info

Guidance on Exposed Newborn Care:

Colorado Children's Video Tip Sheets

American Medical Association:

World Health Organization:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

The Hendren Project:

Summer Camp Guidance

National AAP Guidance:

The Maine Camp Checklists are on the DECD website as of 5/20

Best Pediatrics COVID-19 Articles of 2020

  1. Epidemiology of COVID-19 Among Children in China
    Yuanyuan Dong, Xi Mo, Yabin Hu, Xin Qi, Fan Jiang, Zhongyi Jiang and Shilu Tong | June 2020, 145 (6) e20200702
  2. Coinfection and Other Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 in Children
    Qin Wu, Yuhan Xing, Lei Shi, Wenjie Li, Yang Gao, Silin Pan, Ying Wang, Wendi Wang and Quansheng Xing | July 2020, 146 (1) e20200961
  3. COVID-19 Transmission in US Child Care Programs
    Walter S. Gilliam, Amyn A. Malik, Mehr Shafiq, Madeline Klotz, Chin Reyes, John Eric Humphries, Thomas Murray, Jad A. Elharake, David Wilkinson and Saad B. Omer | December 2020, e2020031971
  4. Well-being of Parents and Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey
    Stephen W. Patrick, Laura E. Henkhaus, Joseph S. Zickafoose, Kim Lovell, Alese Halvorson, Sarah Loch, Mia Letterie and Matthew M. Davis | October 2020, 146 (4) e2020016824
  5. Racial and/or Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Children
    Monika K. Goyal, Joelle N. Simpson, Meleah D. Boyle, Gia M. Badolato, Meghan Delaney, Robert McCarter and Denice Cora-Bramble | October 2020, 146 (4) e2020009951