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COVID-19 Resources

At Children’s National Hospital, we take many precautions to protect our patients, families and staff. At this time, masking is optional at all Children's National locations. We request that visitors experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or other contagious illness to please stay home at this time.

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About COVID-19

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Learn more about this condition.

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COVID-19 Family and Caregiver Visitation Policy

We are taking extra steps to protect our patients, families and staff, including updating our visitation policy. Two parents/caregivers can accompany a child for an appointment or ED visit and two parents/caregivers can be at a child’s bedside at a time.

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Experts in the News

Children's National clinicians are featured in national and local media as they discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. View these media stories.

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What You Need to Do if Your Child Has Been Exposed to COVID-19

If your child has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been within 6 feet of someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, it’s important to reach out to your child’s care provider.

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Pediatric Post-COVID Program

Our pediatric Post-COVID Program provides families with access to multiple providers who are experienced in the evaluation and management of children and adolescents affected by long COVID – all at one appointment in one convenient location.

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COVID-19 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.


COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed, you may have questions about the vaccines and when your family can expect to receive them.