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

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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.

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Coronavirus hotlines

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

How to tell if it’s COVID-19, RSV or something else

The symptoms of RSV, COVID-19, seasonal allergies, the common cold, flu and other viruses can be tough to tell apart. Here's how to tell the difference between each and when to seek care.

Supporting youth mental health during the pandemic

After having their lives disrupted by uncertainty, isolation and school closures during the pandemic, kids and teens have in many ways returned to normal life. But that doesn’t mean they feel – or that life is – “normal.” Here's how you can support your child or teen during another uncertain year.

Children and COVID-19: debunking the number one myth

You might have heard that children aren’t affected by COVID-19. But is that true? We asked our experts to explain all the ways that the pandemic has impacted children’s health – and what we can do about it. Learn more.

Our pediatric experts in the news

  • The New York Times
    Getting your child tested
    January 13, 2021

    If you or your child are nervous about receiving a COVID-19 test, there are many resources you can use to calm any anxiety. Dr. Sean O'Leary spoke with the New York Times about what to consider when finding a place to get your kid tested.

  • FOX21 Colorado Springs
    Increase in MIS-C cases follows rise in COVID-19 cases
    December 31, 2020

    Brody’s parents didn’t know he was exposed to COVID-19 until he started experiencing symptoms of a rare complication: MIS-C, or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. He was one of the more than 20 patients who were hospitalized at Children’s Colorado for the syndrome in December. Dr. Sara Saporta-Keating wants more families to know what symptoms to keep an eye out for.

  • 9News
    Kids and the COVID-19 vaccine
    December 03, 2020

    Dr. Sean O’Leary reminds families that kids aren't just “little adults.” Their immune systems change as they develop and grow, so the vaccine rollout for kids under 16 years old looks different, too. Learn why the wait to vaccinate kids means it will be safer and more effective.

Family-friendly advice

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"Our goal is to give parents the information they need to protect their kids effectively. We want to help Colorado children remain as safe and healthy as possible while returning to the activities that they love."
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.

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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.

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A person squeezes a pink foam ball while donating platelets at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Your support, amplified

As we face a pandemic and a national blood shortage, your support is critical. From treating childhood cancer to providing lifesaving surgery, blood and platelet donors help us maintain enough supply for the kids who need us. A single donation can save or enhance up to five children’s lives.

Learn how to donate

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.