COVID-19 Resources


NYSUT, NYS American Academy of Pediatrics launch statewide back-to-school ad campaign  

ALBANY, N.Y. Aug. 23, 2021 — New York State United Teachers* and the NYS American Academy of Pediatrics today launched a new statewide television and digital advertising campaign to highlight the importance of ensuring all students return to in-person instruction in the fall. 

The ad, titled “Let Me Show You,” focuses on the benefits of in-person learning — including hands-on instruction, social interaction critical for development and extracurricular activities that round out students’ education — with health protocols in place and agreement among educators and public health experts that in-person learning can be done safely. 

The 30-second ad can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/H7jTBYPlPBs .  It will air in all regions of the state through the first day of school.  

“We know the best place for students to learn is in the classroom, and every student deserves access to full-time, in-person instruction this year,” NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said. “We support the health protocols recommended by health experts, including family pediatricians, and state education officials. With a layered, holistic approach in place that ensures the health and safety of everyone in our schools, our educators are here to welcome their students with open arms on the first day of school.” 

“Prioritizing in-person education is critical for every child’s social and educational development.  As pediatricians, we want parents to understand that this can be done in a safe way when schools layer critical health strategies,” said Dr. Warren Seigel, Chair, NYS American Academy of Pediatrics, District II. “In-person education not only benefits children academically, but also socially and emotionally. Pediatricians are here to help families understand how critical being in school is and how to keep everyone safe.” 

The ad is funded by a grant from the American Federation of Teachers as part of the national union’s nationwide Back to School for All initiative championing a return to five-days-a-week in-person instruction in all schools. More information on the AFT campaign can be found here: https://nysut.cc/3xPFzcV  

*New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.  


We are happy to share a recently issued AAP communications toolkit on how to allow children to safely return to school in person.  The toolkit includes talking points, OP-ED guidance and sample messages, and a press release template.


COVID-19 Practice Management Info for Pediatricians (from the NYS AAP – Chapter 2 & 3 Pediatric Council)

  1. Pediatric Council Update #1:  Important Phone and Telehealth Information for Pediatricians
  2. Pediatric Council Update #2:  Advocating for Telehealth Payment
  3. Pediatric Council Update #3:  Local Payer Updates
  4. Pediatric Council Update #4:  AAP & Local Payer Updates
  5. Pediatric Council Update #5:  Local Payer Updates
  6. Pediatric Council Update #6:  COVID-19 Local Payer Updates
  7. Pediatric Council Update #7:  Applying for CARES Act Funding & Vaccine Advocacy
  8. Pediatric Council Update #8:  COVID-19 Local Payer Updates
  9. Pediatric Council Update #9:  COVID-19 Local Payer Updates
  10. Pediatric Council Update #10:  COVID-19 Local Payer Updates
  11. Pediatric Council Update #11:  COVID-19 Local Payer Updates
  12. Pediatric Council Update #12:  COVID-19 Local Payer Updates
  13. Pediatric Council Update #13:  COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Updates & Resources (from the Chapter 3 President)

    1. COVID-19 Updates and Resources – 3/16/20

 

  1. COVID-19 Updates and Resources – 4/8/20
The AAP has a web page on AAP.org where you can find the latest clinical guidance, recommendations from CDC, information for parents and other resources.  For questions or comments related to the pandemic, email COVID-19@aap.org.  Additional resources:
AAP offers a series of recorded webinars on COVID-19:
In addition, New York State has updated sites:

 

 

From the New York City Department of Health:

  • COVID-19 Citywide Updates:
    • The COVID-19 Citywide Information Portal can be found at at www.nyc.gov/coronavirus
    • To receive real-time updates from NotifyNYC, text ‘COVID’ to 692692 for updates in English or text ‘COVIDESP’ to 692692 for updates in Spanish
  • Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Information – A fact sheet on Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome can be found at https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-pmis.pdf
  • COVID-19 Testing – Any New Yorker can now get tested for COVID-19 at one of the more than 180 testing sites citywide.  Please visit www.nyc.gov/covidtest or call 311 to find the nearest testing center
  • COVID-19 Symptom Reporting
    • New Yorkers with symptoms or questions about COVID-19 may connect to a medical provider between 9 AM – 9 PM free of charge by calling 1-844-NYC-4NYC
    • NYC Test and Trace Corps contact tracers help New Yorkers get the resources they need to stay safe – more information can be found at http://testandtrace.nyc
    • New Yorkers may confidentially self-report COVID19 status and symptoms at www.nyc.gov/cv19engagementportal
  • COVID-19 Assistance for Individuals
  • Stop the Spread of COVID-19
    • Stop the Spread flyers are available are offered in many languages including English and Spanish
    • Information about the COVID-19 hotel programs for individuals and workers with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms who cannot self-isolate at home can be found at http://nyc.gov/covid19hotel
    • Information and guidelines for businesses reopening in NYC can be found at www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness
  • Health Insurance Special Enrollment Period
    • The special enrollment period for uninsured New Yorkers ends on June 15, 2020.
    • Enrollment counselors can provide free assistance to New Yorkers signing up for health insurance: call 311, text “CoveredNYC” to 877-877 (“SeguroNYC” for Spanish) or visit www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness

Project TEACH along with our partners at MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds created an important blog on how you can help support kids and teens through the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Other Resources:

COVID-19 Vaccines Publishing Report  –  Includes content from the following sites:

EDITED COVID-19 Vaccines pages published between 7/20/2021 and 7/21/2021:

NEW COVID-19 Vaccines pages first published between 7/23/2021 and 7/24/2021:

EDITED COVID-19 Vaccines pages published between 7/23/2021 and 7/24/2021:

EDITED COVID-19 Vaccines pages published between 7/26/2021 and 7/27/2021:

EDITED COVID-19 Vaccines PDFs published between 7/26/2021 and 7/27/2021:

EDITED COVID-19 Vaccines pages published between 7/27/2021 and 7/28/2021:

EDITED COVID-19 Vaccines PDFs published between 7/27/2021 and 7/28/2021: