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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.

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.

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.

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.

Our pediatric experts in the news

  • 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.

  • TIME
    Coronavirus risks for preterm babies
    February 25, 2021

    Are children who were born prematurely at higher risk from COVID-19? That's what a mom of a now-almost-2-year-old asked in TIME's advice column. Pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Samuel Dominguez shares what we know.

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.

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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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.