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

Young girl wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

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

  • 7News
    Doctors encourage flu shots, especially for kids
    October 06, 2020

    Drs. Sarah Gitomer and Juri Boguniewicz say getting the flu shot can do more than prevent the flu. It can also lessen the seriousness of the illness, protect those around you and reduce the likelihood of hospitalization, which is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the story.

  • FOX31
    How to help children wear their face coverings
    September 10, 2020

    Dr. Chris Nyquist shares strategies parents can implement to get their children to wear face coverings in public. Her first tip is for parents to model mask-wearing because kids look to adults to see what behavior is appropriate.

  • The Gazette
    Telehealth jumps from 100 visits to 6,000 visits during COVID-19
    May 12, 2020

    Thousands of patients across southern Colorado were able to access the care they needed through telehealth during Colorado’s Stay-At-Home order. Greg Raymond, COO of Children’s Colorado’s Southern Region, explains how telehealth is changing the pediatric care landscape.

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.