Resources and Links - COVID-19

Posted on September 14, 2021

Eval for Sick Child in Schools with PCR Antigen Testing Updated 10 21 2021

Information about Caregiver consent for youth to get a vaccine: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines/public-faq#

DHHS Vaccine Info for youth 12-17 years old: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/sit...

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

https://gcc02.safelinks.prot...COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Youth 12+

Health Care Worker FAQ's about the COVID vaccine

FAQ on the health care worker vaccination rule was updated on 9/2/21

The Maine Immunization Program issued a notice on COVID-19 vaccine Patient Immunization Entries .pdf·

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

The Food & Drug Administration’s authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 and older is a critically important step in bringing life-saving vaccines to children and adolescents. The AAP offers resources and interviews to help media outlets cover this historic moment. On Wednesday, an advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will make recommendations about the use of this vaccine.

AAP resources include:

Statement on the FDA authorization by AAP President Dr. Lee Beers

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. The report shows 72,067 new child COVID-19 cases were reported the week ending with May 6 (3,782,724 to 3,854,79). Children represented 24.0% (72,067/300,445) of the new weekly cases and they represent 14% of total COVID-19 cases. The data is limited because of its reliance on how each state reports its cases. The report is updated every Monday.

Policy Statement: COVID-19 Vaccines in Children and Adolescents

AAP News: AAP, CDC recommend COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 and older

AAP News: AAP develops coding, billing guidance for COVID-19 vaccine services

News Release: American Academy of Pediatrics Calls for Children and Teens Age 12 and Up to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

AAP.org: Critical Updates on COVID-19

AAP.org: COVID-19 Media Talking Points

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

HealthyChildren.org: Articles on COVID-19

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

Maine DOE and HHS Updates and Resources

Maine website on COVID vaccine for the public: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines

Pre-Screening Tool for School Attendance

Maine.Gov COVID Vaccine website, FAQ for Health Care Personnel: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines/mainehealthcarepersonnel

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...

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/

OCFS Guidance

June 4, 2021 List of Agencies/Organizations Issued Emergency Child Care Licenses (PDF)
May 21,2021 Updated Guidance for Maine Child Care Providers (PDF)
May 13, 2021 Staff Health Screening Form Update May 12, 2021
Child Health Screening Form Update May 12, 2021
May 26, 2021 Updated Visitation Agreement
May 14, 2021 Updated COVID Vaccine Guidance for Resource Parents COVID Vaccine Fact Sheet
April 2, 2021 Letter to Resource Families Regarding COVID Vaccine (PDF)

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

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital 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

https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-interim-guidance-return-to-sports/

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:

Mitigating the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response on At Risk Children

Vulnerable Youth and the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Pediatric Research Highlights

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.

*For specific resources on TELEHEALTH, visit: https://www.maineaap.org/providers/topic-resources/telehealth

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

Foster Family Info

Guidance on Exposed Newborn Care:

Guideline of Care for Newborn Exposed to COVID 19 or PUI Mothers 2020 04 06

Do Masks Delay Speech and Language Development?

When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Face Masks for Children During COVID-19