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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.

What to do when you’re vaccinated but your kids aren't

Are you vaccinated but your kids are not? Learn how to approach summer activities safely.

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.

Supporting kids’ mental health: from anxiety to languishing

After more than a year of disruption, it's no surprise that kids and teens are feeling heightened stress, anxiety and fatigue. Learn how to help your whole family cope with pandemic-related pressures.

How to tell if it’s COVID-19

The symptoms of 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.

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.

  • The Denver Post
    Toddler hospitalized with a rare syndrome linked to COVID-19
    April 11, 2021

    Highlands Ranch 2-year-old Emilia was hospitalized at Children’s Colorado in January with multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or MIS-C, a rare complication of COVID-19. Now she’s in a 5-year study to see if there are lasting effects. Read her story.

  • 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. 

Family-friendly advice

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"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

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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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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.