The status of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S. continues to evolve; the CDC issued a Health Alert Network on February 28, 2020 with recommendations on identifying people at risk for COVID-19 and preventing transmission. Clinical features of COVID-19 are nonspecific, fever and respiratory illness (e.g., cough or shortness of breath), and easily overlap those of more common viral illnesses such as influenza. Current recommendations are for everyone to practice good hand washing; and for health care facilities to ask patients with symptoms about travel history and exposure to any person with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, and to collaborate on screening practices with local health departments.






I. COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Children, Adolescents and Families

AAPCA1 implemented a project to ensure high confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine among high schoolers and families. View the resources developed as part of this initiative:

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II. COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry

III. Project Firstline – Your Support for Infection, Prevention and Control


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Chapter Chats:

Chapter Chat on School Reopening in the Age of COVID – 3/23/21

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Access Resources


Solution Share Chapter Member Chat

All of the recorded chats will be posted below and resources linked to the Resources Updates section below.


RESOURCE UPDATES (as of 6.24.2021)

We encourage you to monitor the latest information and key messages being shared by the CDC, AAP and local health departments:

The AAP has joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 14 other medical organizations to issue a statement in support of COVID-19 vaccines, in light of the data presented regarding myocarditis.

Addressing Local Needs & Questions:

For Families:

    • #AskThePediatrician Facebook Live on School Re-entry:  To help parents stay up to date with news and recommendations for children’s health and parenting during COVID-19, Healthy Children hosts an #AskThePediatrician Facebook Live chat every Wednesday at 12:00 pm CT

For Pediatricians (as of 4/29/21):


UPDATE: 03.16.2020

Things are changing every day. Please visit National AAP’s Critical Updates for the most up-to-date clinical guidance, coding information, information on PPE, telemedicine and telephone care resources and more. For further questions, please email


UPDATE: 03.06.2020

What should I expect to see in my office/clinic if COVID-19 becomes widespread in my community? What do I need to do to prepare? What is the best PPE to have/use? Why aren’t kids getting sick? We have answers to these questions and more from our Chapter Immunization Champion Dr. Dean Blumberg and District IX Resident Represenative Dr. Lena van der List.

Here is a list of resources for you from the CDC, AAP, CDPH, all 48 county public health departments of our chapter and resources for children, youth and families. Please see below links to useful websites and resources:


US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


American Academy of Pediatrics


California Department of Public Health


For Children, Youth and Families


County Public Health Departments (listed by regions of our chapter)

North Valley (Region 1)

Butte County:

Glenn County:

Lassen County:

Modoc County:

Plumas County:

Shasta County:

Sierra County:

Siskiyou County:

Sutter County:

Tehama County:

Trinity County:

Yuba County:

Sacramento Valley (Region 2)

El Dorado County:

Nevada County:

Placer County:

Sacramento County:

Yolo County:

Central Valley (Region 3)

Alpine County:

Amador County:

Calaveras County:

San Joaquin County:

Stanislaus County:

Tuolumne County:

South Valley (Region 4)

Fresno County:

Inyo County:

Kings County:

Madera County:

Mariposa County:

Merced County:

Mono County:

Tulare County:

San Francisco (Region 5)

San Francisco (includes Daly City) County:

Santa Clara (Region 6)

Santa Clara County:

San Mateo (Region 7)

San Mateo County:

North Coastal (Region 8)

Del Norte County:

Humboldt County:

Lake County:

Marin County:

Mendocino County:

Napa County:

Sonoma County:

Monterey Bay Area (Region 9)

Monterey County:

San Benito County:

Santa Cruz County:

Alameda (Region 10)

Alameda County:

Contra Costa and Solano (Region 11)

Contra Costa County:

Solano County:



National Institutes of Health


National Library of Medicine


Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering

Map Tracks Coronavirus Outbreak in Near Real Time


The Lancet


The New England Journal of Medicine


World Health Organization

Interim Clinical Guidance:


European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (great graphics!)