Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Last Updated: July 17, 2020
Returning to School Safe and Strong
As parents and schools grapple with the difficult decision on how – and whether – to bring kids back into the classroom, join us for a webinar series about how schools can learn to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
At Children’s National Hospital, we have implemented strategies to limit the spread of coronavirus in our community. As a precaution to protect our patients, families and staff, we are following the recommendations from the CDC.
Testing for Coronavirus
Please note, as of June 27, 2020, Children’s National will no longer offer a drive up/walk up specimen collection site for coronavirus at Trinity University. Take a look at alternative testing sites for children in the region.
Read more about our policy
COVID-19 Family and Caregiver Policy
We are taking extra steps to protect our patients, families and staff, including updating our visitation policy. Only one parent/caregiver can accompany a child for an appointment and only one parent/caregiver can be at a child’s bedside at a time. The decision to restrict our visitation policy was difficult, and we thank you for helping us keep our patients, staff and community safe.
Protecting Your Family's Health
As regulations allow us to bring more patients and families back for necessary care and surgical procedures, we are undertaking a variety of protective measures such as screening, distancing and cleaning procedures. Take a look at how we are protecting patients, families and staff.
We Will Get Through This Together
We understand that things can be stressful for you and your family during the pandemic, especially with the new restrictions in our visitation policy and changes to how we provide care. Our Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) has a special message for you.
View our coronavirus FAQs
FAQs and Information Hotline
For general questions about coronavirus, families can call 202-476-5169 to speak with staff from Children's National between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have questions about your child's personal healthcare needs, please contact your child's care team.
Seeking Convalescent Plasma Donations from Recovered COVID-19 Patients
If you have recently recovered from COVID-19 infection, you have antibodies in your plasma that are primed to fight the infection. This may help other patients who are acutely ill.
Coronavirus Resources on Rise and Shine
Get answers to your kids' frequently asked questions, suggestions for how to discuss the virus and coronavirus-related school closings.
Read about donations
We have received a tremendous amount of support and interest from individuals and companies asking to donate critical supplies to our system. Learn how you can help.