COVID-19 Update and Resources 7/20 - 7/24
COVID-19 PA Updates
PA saw 6,093 new cases since last Friday, bringing the total case count to 105,571 (includes confirmed and probable cases) in all 67 PA counties. View a breakdown of cases by region, county, gender, ethnicity, etc. here.  

  • The Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update this week on contact tracing efforts as COVID-19 remains a threat in our communities. Contact tracing is the process of identifying, notifying, and monitoring anyone who came in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 while they were infectious. Read more.

Provider Relief Fund - Deadline for Medicaid and CHIP Portal Extended to August 3rd
The deadline to apply for the Medicaid and CHIP Targeted Allocation has been extended until August 3rd! It is not first come first serve, so if you have not yet applied, it is not too late. Don't leave money on the table!
View the AAP's information and resources on the Provider Relief Fund here.
If you have any questions or issues, please contact us at .
Hazard Pay for Front-Line Workers
Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of  $50 million in grant funding  to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line employees working in vital industry sectors across Pennsylvania. Applicants may apply until July 31, 202 0. Read more.

Other News
  • AAP New Return to Sports Clinical Guidance - how best to ensure safety when considering a return to sports participation. Read more.

  • On July 22, 2020, The CHOP PolicyLab hosted a virtual conversation entitled "Returning to Youth Sports Safely Amid COVID-19" with sports medicine pediatricians, infectious disease experts and sports personnel with on-the-ground experience who will discuss why resuming play is so important for kids and teens and how we can safely get players back on the field. View webinar.

  • Mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 can room-in with their newborns when precautions are taken to protect the infants from maternal infectious respiratory secretions, according to updated AAP Interim Clinical Guidance Newborn Screening During the COVID-19 PandemicRead more.

Recorded 7/22/20
Considerations for the Reopening of Schools
Rachel Levine, MD, FAAP, David Rubin, MD, MSCE

Recorded 7/15/20
Telehealth & Pediatrics 201: Beyond the Basics
Susan J. Kressly, MD, FAAP

Recorded 6/24/20
“Strengthening Vaccine Confidence and Acceptance in the Pediatric Provider Office”
Sarah Mbaeyi, MD, M PH
Medical officer, Office of Vaccine Policy, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC

R ecorded 6/17/20
"Type 1 Diabetes: Updates in the time of the COVID19 Pandemic"
Melissa Andrews Rearson, MSN, CRNP

Recorded 6/10/20
“Lessons for Oral Health Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Potential for Problems and Opportunities”
Thomas J. Maroon, MD, C Eve J Kimball, MD, FAAP, Angela M. Stout, DMD, MPH,
Kelly Curtin, MD, FAAP

"Multisystem Inflammatory Disorder"
Edward M. Berhrens, MD, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Zachary Aldewereld, MD- UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
View Recording - (Apologies for the technical issues!)

RECORDED 5/27/20
“Invisible in the Time of COVID-19 – What Pediatricians in Pennsylvania can do to Support Latino Communities”
Diego Chaves-Gnecco, MD, MPH, FAAP-, Johanna Vidal-Phelan, MD, MBA, FAAP and Rita Guevara, MD, FAAP
RECORDED 5/20/20
“COVID-19 Impact on Food Security”
Mary Ann Rigas, MD, FAAP & Clancy Cash Harrison, MS, RDN, FAND
RECORDED 5/13/20
"Overview of Child Physical Abuse During COVID-19"
Norrell Atkinson, MD, MPH, FAAP
You can find the full list of recorded webinars here
Please visit our website at for more resources and information on COVID-19 for Pennsylvania pediatric providers. We are doing our best to maintain up-to-date information as it becomes available.
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