NEWS January 29, 2020

The Latest on Coronavirus for Pediatric Primary Care


As primary care providers, you are on the front lines of prevention, detection and treatment for Coronavirus. Below, find emerging resources relevant to your daily work. 

We have been hearing numerous news alerts about the evolving Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak from Wuhan, China to Washington State, California, Arizona and Illinois. As primary care providers, you are on the front lines of prevention, detection and treatment.

Posts from Children’s National Hospital’s Rise and Shine blog summarize the basics about the virus and practical guidance for preventing the spread among kids and families.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host a Clinician Outreach and Outreach and Communication Activity  (COCA) call where clinicians will learn about the current epidemiology, infection control and prevention recommendations, specimen collection and testing, and clinical management for patients with 2019-nCoV infection. If you are unable to attend the live COCA Call, the transcript will be available online a few days after the call.

Resources for Washington, DC:

DC Health provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions, surveillance data and additional resources from the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO).

DC Health Notices

Resources for Maryland:

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) provides regular updates on diagnosis, testing, prevention and other information for clinicians.

MDH Coronavirus Clinician Letter

Resources for Virginia:

The Virginia Department of Health provides information for clinicians, surveillance data, fact sheets and guidance for travelers.

DCLS 2019 Novel Coronavirus Guidance