Children's Hospital Colorado

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

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Get information from the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus.

See information from CDPHE

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will report all updates for the state.

Read information from the AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics Red Book Online offers the latest on infectious disease outbreaks.

Coronavirus resources for parents and families

Coronavirus hotlines

Both Children's Colorado and the state have people ready to answer your questions about the coronavirus.

For general questions about the coronavirus, call our hotline: 720-777-2221

If someone in your family has been exposed, call CO-Help: 303-389-1687

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Parents' top questions about the coronavirus

With the new coronavirus in the spotlight for media attention and public concern, we asked one of our experts to answer parents' common questions about the respiratory illness. Read what Chris Nyquist, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Children's Colorado, had to say.

See answers to parents' FAQs

It's safe to seek care

Some of the ways we’re delivering care look different now. We’ve implemented screening and COVID-19 testing for patients, families and staff; virtual visitation and updates to our visitation policy; personal protective equipment; even changes to our air ventilation system. These changes minimize the risk of transmitting illness from one person to another.

Learn what to expect from your visit

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Children's Colorado location and services updates

Children's Colorado is beginning to reactivate services that were suspended temporarily due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. We're exercising all precautions to keep our patients, families and staff safe. 

Read more about our current services

Videos just for kids

It's normal for children to have questions or to feel a little anxious about the new coronavirus. From singing hand-washing tunes with siblings to how you can stay healthy at home, our experts are here to help.

How to help during the coronavirus crisis

With schools closed, families at home and communities changing overnight, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. But what's even stronger than fear is hope – and action. From donating protective equipment to providing toys, here are ways you can help Children's Colorado and our community during the outbreak.

Read how to help today

Convalescent plasma donors could help future patients

Children's Colorado is one of the first hospitals in the nation to begin collecting convalescent plasma as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Our Blood Donor Center on Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking volunteers who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are now fully recovered to donate plasma that may help future patients.

Learn more about plasma donation

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How to check in on your teen

Teens from our Mental Health Youth Action Board provide insight on how to help teenagers cope during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read their advice

Calming your child's anxiety about the coronavirus

Most parents are appropriately concerned with keeping their families safe from the coronavirus and preventing its spread. But there is another aspect of this crisis that you should not ignore — its effect on your family's mental health.

Read advice from our pediatric experts

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Adjusting to a new normal

Life looks much different right now during the coronavirus pandemic. Our pediatric experts offer ways you and your family can best adjust to this new normal.

Get tips from our pediatric experts

Tips for getting fit and healthy as a family

Staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic has led to new family routines. Our experts share tips on how families can use this time together to increase exercise and healthy eating.

Get ideas from our experts

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Handwashing tips for kids

Good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses, from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as influenza. Do your kids know the best way to wash their hands? Watch as Johnathan demonstrates.

Read other tips for kids

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