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American Academy of Pediatrics - Links to Key Resources COVID-19 Testing Resources

 State Health Director Temporary Order and associated Guidance for Reporting COVID-19 Test Results Statewide Standing Order for Diagnostic COVID-19 Testing (Pursuant to EO 147) NC DHHS Provider and Clinician Guidance on COVID-19  (June 9, 2020)         When to Test  Testing Supplies       NC DPH Memo on testing resources (June 23, 2020)        Best Practices: Testing in Historically Marginalized Populations  PPE             Testing Tips Testing Sites   NC DHHS Community Testing Events Prevent and Protect COVID Social Media Toolkit FDA Resources    COVID Positive Guidance for Isolation and Quarantine ( En Español)

  Positive Confirmed Case - General Guidelines

NC Division of Public Health - Links to Key Resources NC Medicaid Resources - Links to Key Resources NCPeds Membership Survey Results Partner Resources - Links to Key ResourcesPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) Resources Practice and Provider Resources Solution Share and Navigating COVID-19 Weekly Calls and Webinars Well-Child Resources


COVID-19 Solution Share Calls and Navigating COVID Webinars

Solution Share - Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

NCPeds members can join us on Tuesdays  at 5:30 p.m. to share strategies for navigating our way through COVID-19. Visit our calendar of events and register for upcoming Zoom calls here. You must be logged in as a member to register and receive meeting information. 

We have created a community blog area for physicians to share thoughts and solutions for navigating challenges presented by COVID-19. You can find the Solution Share Community Blog here

Navigating COVID-19 Webinar Series - Last Tuesday of each month, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The "Navigating  COVID-19" Webinar Series:  NC AHEC and Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), in partnership with North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, North Carolina Pediatric Society, and North Carolina Psychiatric Association, are co-hosting webinars to help support North Carolina’s clinicians through the  COVID -19 pandemic. Topic varies for each session. To join:  Join the Zoom meeting room or dial in at (646) 558-8656 with webinar ID 131 899 801. You can access past webinars here.

NCPeds Membership Survey Results

NC Pediatric Society and NC Academy of Family Physicians COVID-19 Impact Survey Results (May 2020)

NCPeds and NCAFP 2nd Joint Letter to NCDHHS with Survey Results (5/8/20)

March 2020 NCPeds/NCAFP COVID Survey (March 2020)

NCPeds and NCAFP 1st Joint Letter to NCDHHS with Survey Results (April 7, 2020)

NCPeds Survey on Subspecialists and COVID-19: Full Results (June 2020)

NC Medicaid Resources

   NC Medicaid Special Bulletin: Enhanced COVID-19 Rates to Continue Through Sept. 2020

   NC Medicaid Provider Resources for COVID-19 (NC Medicaid homepage)

   NC Medicaid Provider Q&A COVID-19 Guidance (PDF)

 NC Medicaid Telehealth Resources

    Telehealth and Virtual Patient Communications Clinical Policy Modifications for Well Child Visits 

   NC Medicaid Telephonic Procedure Code Rate List

      NC Medicaid Billing Changes in Response to COVID-19  

NC Division of Public Health

   NC DHHS Coronavirus Resources - Main Page

  NC DHHS Interim Guidance for Youth Sports in Phase II (May 22, 2020)

  NC DHHS: MIS Symptoms in Children Associated with COVID-19

  Human Services - Main Page

        COVID-19 Guidance for Health Care Providers, Hospitals, and Laboratories

  Childcare Resources from NCDHHS and NCDPI (Dept. of Public Instruction):  

Parents and families with urgent childcare needs (infants through age 12) may call 1-888-600-1685. Essential workers (including health care professionals) are given priority consideration.  

American Academy of Pediatrics

  NEW (8/10): AAP and Children's Hospital Assn State Data Report on Children and COVID

  AAP Red Book Online

  AAP Coding Resources

  COVID-19 Guidance for Pediatric Providers

        Well-Child Visit Guidelines 

        COVID-19 Webinar on Clinical Guidance for Pediatric Practices

  How to Use ICD-10-CM, new lab testing codes for COVID-19

  AAP - Fighting Racism and Discrimination in the Wake of Coronavirus

  AAP Guidance on Newborn Screening During COVID-19

  AAP Guidance Related to Childcare During COVID-19

  AAP Does Not Recommend Home Birth; Offers Guidance During COVID-19

  AAP Guidance on Breastfeeding During COVID-19

COVID-19 and Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) in Children

AAP - COVID-19 and Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (

  AAP Interim Guidance on Evaluating Athletes During COVID-19

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Information and Resources

   NCDHHS Request for PPE

  Community Care of NC - PPE Information/Ordering PPE Tip Sheet (Scroll to "Provider Resources and Guidance on PPE")

CDC Guidance on PPE During COVID-19

  CDC: Strategies for Optimizing Supply of PPE

  N95DECON - Scientific consortium for data-drive study of N95 decontamination - by Stanford Universi ty.

Practice and Provider Resources

    CDC Infographic: MIS-C in U.S. Children

  CDC Interim Guidance on MIS-C

  CDC Guidance on Caring for Children with Acute Illness in Ambulatory Settings

  CDC Guidance on Caring for Children and Youth with Special Needs During COVID

  CDC Information Page for Pediatric Providers

    CDC Guidance on PPE for Providers Assessing Asymptomatic Patients

    CDC Guidance on PPE for Providers Assessing Symptomatic Patients

    CDC Guidance for Providers Who May Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

    CDC Interim Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management 

    When Should Kids Wear a Mask? (AAP)

  NC AHEC Practice Support (PDF)

       Small Business Loan Administration - Disaster Assistance

    AAP Pediatric Practice Management Tips During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Focus on maximizing patient safety, minimizing liability risk when reopening your practice

Well-Child Resources

     COVID-19 Effects on Routine Peds Vaccine Orders (CDC)

   AAP Immunization Social Media Toolkit

Resources for Families and Caregivers

   COVID-19 Hotline for NC: Call 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162The COVID hotline is for information about food  access, shelter, child care, and more. You can also text COVIDNC to 898211. 

COVID-19 Information and Guidance for Parents and Caregivers (

  No Kid Hungry NC  - Meal Resources for Children during COVID-19 School Closures

  Sesame Street - A Lesson for Traumatic Experiences 

  Reach out and Read  - Online Learning Resources

  AAP - COVID-19 and Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (

  Exceptional Children's Assistance Center - Planning Guide for Returning to School

Back to School and Childcare

  NCPeds Statement on Students Returning to School (July 14, 2020) 

  NC Public School Toolkit (Updated July 14, 2020)

  Press Release: Pediatricians, Educators, and Superintendents Urge Safe Return to School in Fall

  AAP Guidance: Return to School Considerations

  AAP: What to do when school closures interrupt services outlined in IEDs

  AAP Guidance on Childcare During COVID-19

  NC State Board of Education on Physicals 

  AAP Guidance on Sports Physicals 

  Joint Letter from NCPeds and NCAFP to NC Board of Education on Sports Physical Exams

  Educating Through Crisis: Initial Guidance Regarding Reopening School Buildings

  Brookings Study: The Impact of COVID-19 on Student Achievement

  AAP Interim Guidance on Evaluating Athletes During COVID-19 Checklist for Youth Sports Participation During COVID-19 - Youth Sports and COVID-19 Risks

  NC DHHS: Opening Public Schools in North Carolina

  AAP Podcast hosted by NCPeds member Dr. David Hill

  AAP: Clearance for sports after COVID should include cardiac exam

Note: COVID-19 information is rapidly changing. If a link is broken, it is likely because the information has been moved or updated by an external source.  

Last Updated: 9.22.2020