Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Coronavirus Vaccine FAQs
Now that coronavirus vaccines are being distributed, you may have questions about the vaccines and when your family can expect to receive them.
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.
Please remember that all staff, families/caregivers and visitors must wear a mask while in any Children’s National facility to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For guidance on what masks to use, please refer to the CDC guidelines.
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COVID-19 Family and Caregiver Policy
We are taking extra steps to protect our patients, families and staff, including updating our visitation policy. Up to two parents/caregivers can accompany a child for an appointment and two parents/caregivers can be at a child’s bedside at a time.
Rapid Testing is Now Available
Children's National offers rapid COVID-19 testing in the Emergency Department, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We recommend your child is tested by your pediatrician, if they are conducting tests. However, if you choose to come to our ED, no referral is needed and testing costs vary based on your individual insurance.
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.
COVID-19 Clinical Trials
Children's National researchers and physicians are currently enrolling children in two COVID-related studies. Find out how your child can participate.
Coronavirus Resources on Rise and Shine
Get answers to frequently asked questions about why your child should get vaccinated, advice for parents with unvaccinated children and how to promote healthy eating habits while remote learning.
We received a tremendous amount of support from the community regarding donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical supplies. Thanks in large part to your generosity over the past six months, we are no longer collecting donations of PPE and cloth masks.
Webinar Series: Returning to School Safe and Strong
Join us for a webinar series about how schools can learn to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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.