The CARES Small Business Economic Disaster Loan Program
President Trump signed the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act on March 27, 2020. This Act provides small businesses (<500 employees) with working capital loans up to $10 million to help them overcome the temporary loss of revenue. These funds must be used to retain workers by maintaining payroll, pay mortgage interest, lease and utility payments.
There are many key requirements and loan terms that our team has detailed for your reference. Please review our CARES Act information (.pdf) in detail and email our Physician Relations team with any questions.
COVID-19 telephone triage protocols (updated May 12)
Bart Schmitt, MD, Medical Director of General Pediatric Consultations and the Pediatric Call Center at Children's Colorado, has authored protocols designed to triage patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 or who have been exposed to COVID-19 during office hours. Significant protocol changes are as follows:
- COVID-19 Exposure Protocol: This protocol now only covers patients who have no symptoms.
- COVID-19 Diagnosed or Suspected Protocol: This protocol covers all patients who have COVID-19 compatible symptoms.
- New home care advice: In an effort to reduce the use of two protocols to manage COVID-19 calls involving multiple symptoms, we've expanded triage questions and targeted care advice. This protocol now covers telephone care for cough, fever, muscle pains, headaches, sore throat and loss of smell.
- COVID-19 testing: Testing availability, products, test sites and indications for testing vary greatly based on community resources and community spread of the virus. Providing up-to-date recommendations on testing is the responsibility of each office practice.
Download the COVID-19 Telephone Triage Exposure Protocol (.pdf)
Download the COVID-19 Telephone Triage Suspected or Confirmed Protocol (.pdf)
Please share these updated protocols with office triage nurses and any health care professional who might find them helpful. Please delete any older versions of these office hours protocols. (The release date is always found at the end of the definition section on page 1.)
Additional Children's Colorado resources
Our team is actively working to provide you with ongoing updates through various channels for the latest information on COVID-19. Please use the following resources curated by our experts to help you during this pandemic.
Charting Pediatrics podcasts
Virtual town halls
Community providers are invited to join our virtual town halls with Children's Colorado leadership and physicians. The interactive sessions focus on how we're responding to the pandemic and answer pediatricians' most frequently asked questions. Please note that to view the town hall recordings below, you'll be asked to provide your name and email address.
The frequency of our town halls will change to every other week after May 21.
Other external professional resources