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

Eval for Sick Child in Schools with PCR Antigen Testing Update 1 14 2022

K 12 Pooled Testing Memo

Return To Activity COVID19 Interim Update1 14 22

COVID 19 Isolation Flow Chart 1 5 22

Referral Services for Families with Young Children 12 21 21


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

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...

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 1/21/22

This is the latest return to play letter with interim 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. The national AAP is currently working on updating their interim guidance, so this may change again in the near term pending their update. Stay tuned and please note this complements the graduated return to play progression (which has NOT changed) that is applicable for age 12 and up (younger can return to activity as tolerated) and can be found at this link.

We will be working on updating the algorithms as well (although I am hoping that national AAP releases their new guidance this week so that we only have to do that once), but we wanted to get this on the fast track due to interest from PCPs.


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