Children's Hospital Colorado

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources from Children's Hospital Colorado

Young girl wearing a facemask.

Your questions about COVID-19, answered

You’re in the right place. Whether you’re looking for advice or you think your child needs care, we’re here to help.

Caregiver in a mask.

Coronavirus hotlines

Both Children’s Colorado and the State have people ready to answer questions about symptoms, vaccines and to help you get care.

The latest on the COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccines to prevent COVID-19 are here. Our pediatric infectious disease expert breaks down the latest on the effort to produce a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine and why we should trust the process.

How to tell if it’s COVID-19

Read about the symptoms of COVID-19, seasonal allergies, the common cold, flu and other viruses. Learn how to tell the difference between each and when to seek care.

Parents' top questions about the coronavirus

As doctors and scientists learn more about the new coronavirus and how it impacts kids, we asked our pediatric experts what parents need to know. Get the latest.

Our pediatric experts in the news

  • Colorado Public Radio
    What the Johnson and Johnson vaccine pause means for families 
    April 16, 2021

    In April, the Food and Drug Administration and CDC recommended pausing distribution of the Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine out of an abundance of caution. Dr. Sean O’Leary spoke with CPR News about why the pause is an important step in the vaccine safety process. Read more about the proactive pause and what to do if you have questions.

  • Colorado Public Radio
    Student mental health crisis as a result of COVID-19
    April 05, 2021

    Kate Hartman is a 7th-grader in Denver and a patient ambassador for Children’s Colorado. She struggled with mental health issues in the past, and like many students her age, felt sad and isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read her story and why it’s important for kids and parents to seek connectedness during this time. 

  • 7News
    New olfactory training clinic helps kids who had COVID-19
    March 18, 2021

    Children’s Colorado is now studying children who lost their sense of smell or taste due to COVID-19 by testing their ability to smell strong scents like peppermint. Learn why gathering this data will contribute to our overall understanding of COVID-19 and whether your child qualifies for the new olfactory training clinic.

Family-friendly advice

Profile image of Dr. Sam Dominguez
"Focus on what you can control. That means using all our tools: good and frequent hand washing, wearing a face covering, social distancing, limiting interactions with others and staying home when you're sick. Parents have to be realistic that nothing is risk free, but the goal is to lower risk as much as possible."
Samuel Dominguez, MD, PhD

Coming together

The generosity of our community is a powerful force. For more than a year now, community members, partners, providers and team members have rallied together to support our patients – and each other.

How to help during the coronavirus crisis

From donating protective equipment to providing toys, here are ways you can help Children's Colorado and our community through this challenging time.

Find ways to give back

Health worker

Lifting spirits

Join us in thanking our team members for many months on the front line with a “gratitude gram.” We’ll display your message for our hardworking caregivers to see.

Send a message

 

More resources

We’ve rounded up links from local and national health authorities to help you stay informed. For your safety, always follow rules and guidelines set by your local leaders.

Due to the evolving nature of the coronavirus pandemic, recommendations can change quickly. Please follow all local guidelines and reference CDC and CDPHE for immediate updates on COVID-19.