COVID-19

AAP COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

AAP Critical Updates on COVID-19: Email COVID-19@aap.org for questions or comments related to the pandemic.

Maine Health and Human Services Coronavirus Resources

When to Quarantine and Isolate:

Use the CDC’s COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation calculator to decide when, and for how long, people with COVID-19 and close contacts need to stay home, get tested, and wear a well-fitting mask.

Decision Pathways for Children with COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposures

Guidance for Child Care Settings

Return to Sports and Physical Activity:

P​​ediatric Clearance to Begin Return to Activity following COVID-19 Infection: Children under 12 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 kids ages 13 and older.

Return to Play After COVID-19 Infection

Return to Sports and Physical Activity

Social Support:

AccessMaine Online Resource Guide

COVID-19 Community Services Referral Form: 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.

Referral Services for Families with Young Children

Statewide Community Resources

Vaccines:

5 Reasons to Vaccinate

AAP COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Toolkit Updated AAP

AAP Policy: COVID-19 Vaccines in Children and Adolescents

Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics through Pediatric Practices

COVID-19 Vaccine Checklist for Kids

COVID-19 Vaccination Community Clinic Application

COVID-19 Vaccine Education Effort Videos — AD Council & CDC

COVID-19 Vaccine in Children and AdolescentPediatrics Journal

Getting Vaccinated for COVID 19: Youth 6 months – 17 years old

Greater than COVID Digital Toolkit

Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccine Video Series

Protecting your child with the COVID-19 vaccine

The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines: Parent FAQs

Vaccine Locations in Maine

Cases:

COVID-19 and Children Data Report: Tracks the number of children infected with COVID-19 by state.

Maine CDC’s COVID-19 Data Website: Data on COVID-19 can be filtered by age, gender, county, and outcome.

Long COVID:

COVID Is More Like Smoking Than the Flu — The Atlantic

Does Omicron hit kids harder? Scientists are trying to find out — Nature

Living with “Long-Haul” COVID-19

Long COVID Kids: Learn more about long COVID and spread awareness.

Long COVID Support: Read stories and find other resources to support those with long COVID.

Long-Haul COVID-19 in Children and Teens

RECOVER: Join a study near you to help scientists understand long COVID.

Young People and Long Covid — John Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine

Clinical Guidelines:

Best Practices for Telemedicine Physical Exams

Clinical Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination

Clinical Management of Children with COVID-19 — NIH

COVID-19 Outpatient Treatment in Maine: A Video Series Primer for Prescribes

COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation in Pediatric Practices

COVID-19: Vaccines and Therapeutics for Providers

FAQs: Management of Infants Born to Mothers with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

Health Impairments in Children and Adolescents After Hospitalization for Acute COVID-19 or MIS-C

Interim Clinical Considerations — CDC

Interim Clinical Considerations for COVID-19 Treatment in Outpatients — CDC

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Clinical Practice Guidelines

Novavax: The CDC has endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)’s recommendation of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine as a two-dose primary series vaccination in adults ages 18 and older. Novavax is the first COVID-19 protein subunit vaccine that the CDC has recommended for use in the United States. We encourage providers to administer Novavax only to patients who are unable to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Novavax is not currently authorized for use as a booster dose.

Vaccine Information for Providers — Maine CDC

Updated COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

Practice Management:

Guidance to Maine Pediatricians/Family Physicians Concerning Increased Risk for Child Maltreatment

Pediatric Practice Management Tips During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Well Child Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Telehealth:

The AAP 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’s telehealth policies have changed. Also, be sure to review this telehealth compendium for tools and resources to support your efforts.

Advocacy:

AAP COVID-19 Advocacy Report

COVID-19 Impacts on Department of Health and Human Services tracker

National AAP #CallYourPediatrician campaign: The campaign aims to reach parents with timely reminders that going to the pediatrician, even during COVID-19, is important and safe.