Resources and Links - COVID-19

Posted on January 08, 2021

Child Health Updates - March 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

Info on variants: https://nextstrain.org/community/tewhey-lab/ncov-ME/latest?c=cladeI_membership

AAP News: Coronavirus disease outbreak coverage

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

Pediatrics curated collection of articles on COVID-19

HealthyChildren.org: 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 : 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...

For Medical Providers: Assessing for COVID-19 in children with symptoms and NO KNOWN EXPOSURE to COVID-191

Testing guidance from AAP: https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-testing-guidance/

Antigen Testing Information

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

MCDC Data
: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml

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

Society Maternal Fetal Medicine SMFM SOAP COVID LD Considerations revision 10 9 20 final

BJOG Journal Preeclampsisa like syndrome induced by severe COVID 19 a prospective observational study RCOG June 2020

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

Guidance on Newborns from the CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/caring-for-newborns.html

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 Return to Sport/Activity

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: https://www.maineaap.org/providers/topic-resources/telehealth

American Academy of Pediatrics Resources:

The AAP has a web page on AAP.org 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 COVID-19@aap.org

US Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

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

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: https://services.aap.org/en/pa...

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