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Latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance Document (as of May 20, 2020)


 

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COVID-19 Child Health Resources

HEALTH ADVISORY: PEDIATRIC MULTI-SYSTEM INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME POTENTIALLY ASSOCIATED WITH CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)
IN CHILDREN


SUMMARY

  • Recently, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported as possibly linked with a pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome disease – “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Potentially Associated with COVID-19.”

  • As of May 5, 2020, sixty-four (64) suspected pediatric clinical cases compatible with multi-system inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19 have been reported in children in New York State hospitals, including New York City.

  • Hospitals must immediately report cases of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome potentially associated with COVID-19 in patients who are under 21 years of age to NYS DOH through the Health Emergency Response Data System (HERDS) application on the health commerce system (HCS) and perform a diagnostic and serological test to detect the presence of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, or corresponding antibodies in the patient.

    ADVISORY

  • The purpose of this health advisory is to (1) ensure providers are aware of the pediatric multi- system inflammatory syndrome potentially associated with COVID-19 and (2) provide guidance on reporting of cases to NYS DOH and testing of patients who present with this disease.

  • Please note that while older adults are at risk for severe COVID-19 illness, children can still get sick with COVID-19, most often presenting with mild symptoms, but rarely becoming severely ill.

    PEDIATRIC MULTI-SYSTEM INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME POTENTIALLY ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19

    • In the United Kingdom and Europe, a possible link has been reported between COVID-19 and a serious inflammatory disease recently termed “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Temporally Associated with COVID-19.”

    • As of May 5, 2020, sixty-four (64) suspected pediatric clinical cases compatible with multisystem inflammatory syndrome have been reported in children in New York State hospitals, including New York City.

    • This syndrome has features which overlap with Kawasaki Disease and Toxic Shock Syndrome. Inflammatory markers may be elevated, and fever and abdominal symptoms may be prominent. Rash also may be present. Myocarditis and other cardiovascular changes may be seen.

Additionally, some patients have developed cardiogenic or vasogenic shock and required intensive care. This inflammatory syndrome may occur days to weeks after acute COVID-19 illness.

The syndrome may include:

Achildpresentingwithpersistentfever,inflammation(e.g.neutrophilia,elevatedC-reactive protein and lymphopenia) and evidence of single or multi-organ dysfunction (shock, cardiac, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal or neurological disorder). This may include children meeting full or partial criteria for Kawasaki disease.

o Exclusionofanyothermicrobialcause,includingbacterialsepsis,staphylococcalor streptococcal shock syndromes, and infections associated with myocarditis such as enterovirus. Clinicians should not delay seeking expert advice while waiting for results of these investigations.

  • Early recognition by pediatricians and prompt referral to an in-patient specialist, including to critical care is essential.

  • This syndrome should be considered by pediatricians and specialists, particularly when other microbial etiologies have not been identified.

  • Pediatricians and specialists should elicit any recent history of illness with COVID-19 or close contact with individuals who are known to have COVID-19 in children presenting with symptoms that are compatible with pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome potentially associated with COVID-19.

  • The majority of patients who have presented with this syndrome have tested positive for SARS- COV-2 or corresponding antibodies. Some tested positive on diagnostic, molecular testing for SARS-COV-2, others were positive on serological testing for corresponding antibodies.

    REPORTING AND TESTING

    • Hospitals must immediately report cases of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome potentially associated with COVID-19 in patients who are under 21 years of age to NYS DOH through the Health Emergency Response Data System (HERDS) application on the health commerce system (HCS)

    • Hospitals must perform a diagnostic and serological test to detect the presence of SARS-COV- 2, the virus that causes COVID-19, or corresponding antibodies in patients who are under 21 years of age and present with symptoms compatible with pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome potentially associated with COVID-19.

      For questions about HERDS, providers can send an e-mail to hospinfo@health.ny.gov.

      For other questions, providers can contact their local health department (LHD) at the link below or NYS DOH BCDC at 518-473-4439 during business hours or 1-866-881-2809 during evenings, weekends, and holidays.

RESOURCES
NYS DOH COVID-19 Website
NYS Local Health Department Directory
Syndrome Temporally Associated with COVID-19
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Guidance: Paediatric Multisystem Inflammatory
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Website



 

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COVID-19 Special Needs Resources

Information For Families with A Child with an Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability During the Covid-19 Pandemic

From The STRYDD Center (Supporting Trauma Recovery for Youth with Developmental Disabilities) Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northwell Health, the resources below are specific to the COVID-19 pandemic to help parents support their child with special needs.

 

These resource guides were developed in April, 2020. Some resources address all children’s needs; some were developed specifically for children with I/DD and/or Autism.

 

Overview Guide https://files.constantcontact.com/5d7a9d48301/801e8d2f-65b3-4cf7-85e8-21182dec9561.pdf

 

Expert Advice and General Resources https://files.constantcontact.com/5d7a9d48301/c1b49225-661c-4851-83e1-ebe5af8bac89.pdf

 

Tools for Helping Children Cope https://files.constantcontact.com/5d7a9d48301/699504a7-39b1-4977-919c-8646262eba8d.pdf

 

Access to Internet, Health, Education and Other Special Needs Services https://files.constantcontact.com/5d7a9d48301/28b55a49-f197-4e21-8c9f-d9272c9a69f3.pdf

 

Tools for Maintaining Skills and Behavior https://files.constantcontact.com/5d7a9d48301/46c79e1d-2eab-4612-91a3-8c2ee76603ec.pdf

 

Activities for Learning and Fun https://files.constantcontact.com/5d7a9d48301/2a1b46c8-dc96-4205-a9e9-f339c9e88183.pdf

 


 

Some Small Business Grants From Private Companies and Non-Profits:

 

Facebook has also recently announced a grant program aimed at small businesses. For more information, click herehttps://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grant



Verizon Wireless, through a $2.5 million investment, is launching a Small Business Recovery Fund, that awards up to $10k per qualifying applicant. Click here for more details and to register. https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/verizon-small-business-recovery-fund/



The Spanx Sara Blakely Foundation Red Backpack Fund is making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by COVID-19. Visit here for more information. https://www.globalgiving.org/redbackpackfund/?fbclid=IwAR0I-JTe1ZPnSPDeDzFC2B9srrs6F-gFtvDf-WXj1p2N_WQnLYQ8MkktJ7s



Grantspace updates their list of organizations making hardship grants to small businesses, nonprofits, individuals and artists daily herehttps://grantspace.org/resources/knowledge-base/covid-19-emergency-financial-resources/?fbclid=IwAR2bfOXbYaLGq_SHwLWOsbtwBOJb9Jz0_1Lqppu8cnD9o-l1Q5R0ifxEyrQ



Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by the coronavirus. For Alice Emergency Grants, visit herehttps://www.covid19businesscenter.com/



Thryv Foundation is offering hardship grants to help small and medium businesses through the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For information, visit herehttps://grantspace.org/resources/knowledge-base/covid-19-emergency-financial-resources/?fbclid=IwAR2bfOXbYaLGq_SHwLWOsbtwBOJb9Jz0_1Lqppu8cnD9o-l1Q5R0ifxEyrQ



KIVA is offering up to $15,000 in zero-interest loans for small businesses. Apply herehttps://www.kiva.org/borrow/WECROWD



GoFundMe.org Small Business Relief Fund will provide micro-grants to qualifying small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For information, visit herehttps://www.gofundme.com/f/smallbusinessrelieffund

 

Salesforce Care Small Business Grants will be offering $10,000 grants to U.S. small businesses. For information, click herehttps://grants.ureeka.biz/salesforce



Business For All is offering grants up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency COVID-19 Business for All Grants to help small businesses in crisis. Apply herehttps://businessforall.helloalice.com/



Small Business Owners may qualify for a $5,000 grant from the Save Small Business Fund, created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. For information, click herehttps://savesmallbusiness.com/

 

 


 

 

UPDATED HELPFUL GUIDE FOR NEW YORKERS

 

NYS Department of Health (DOH) 
Information about NYS on PAUSE
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

NYS Department of Human Rights (DHR)
Information about how to file a complaint with the Division of Human Rights
https://dhr.ny.gov/complaint#file

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Information about Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Empire State Development (ESD)
How to apply for Small Business Administration Disaster Loans
https://esd.ny.gov/resource-guide-covid-19-sba-disaster-loans

Information about New Paid Leave for COVID-19
https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/covid19

COVID-19 Sick Leave Application
https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/if-you-are-quarantined-yourself

New York State Tax Department
Information about how NYS Tax Department response to COVID-19
https://www.tax.ny.gov/press/alerts/nys-tax-response-to-covid-19.htm

Information about how to check the status of a NYS tax refund online
https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/file/refund.htm

Price Gouging hotline: 800-697-1220

24-Hour Coronavirus hotline: 1-888-364-3065

To donate plasma for coronavirus patients
Individuals who have recovered from the virus may have convalescent plasma in their blood, which has antibodies against the virus and could help with the development of a treatment for the virus. Convalescent Plasma COVID-19 Donor Request Form is available via this link:
https://nybc.org/donate-blood/convalescent-plasma-covid-19-donor-request-form/


New COVID-19 testing facilities are opening downstate, primarily in minority communities. Find testing site locations and hours or operation.
For Westchester information, visit the Westchester County Department of Health’s website at:  health.westchestergov.com

New York City resources for those who may be unemployed due to COVID-19 or seek additional assistance.

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/get-help/individuals.page

 

NYC COVID-19 Citywide Information Portal

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/index.page

 

SCAMS & PRICE-GOUGING

Notify NYC: Beware of COVID19 scams!

Report price gouging to 311 or NYC.gov/dcwp. You can also file a complaint to the Attorney General's office, fill out a complaint form.

NYS Price Gouging Hotline: 800-697-1220.

CDC staff will NOT go door-to-door. If you experience this, call 911.

 

NYS Department of Health Hotline for people who want to be assessed and get appointment for test (888-364-3065). NYC residents should call (844-692-4692).

 

New Yorkers Can Find More Information About the New COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law Here

https://www.governor.ny.gov/programs/paid-sick-leave-covid-19-impacted-new-yorkers

 

Small Businesses

For resources on business grants and loans, visit here.

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has multiple programs to assist small businesses.

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

 

Paycheck Protection Program

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

 

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Emergency Advance

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loan-emergency-advance

 

SBA Express Bridge Loans

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/sba-express-bridge-loans

 

SBA Debt Relief

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/sba-debt-relief

 

The IRS new online portal that allows you to check the status of your economic impact payment,

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments

 

New York City Small Business Continuity Fund provides loans of $75,000 for businesses with up to 99 employees.

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-financial-assistance.page?mc_cid=a6ee36d06d&mc_eid=93b29a5fb2

 

Unemployment Insurance

 

To file an unemployment insurance claim, you can visit the Department of Labor website or call 1-888-209-8124.

https://applications.labor.ny.gov/IndividualReg/?TYPE=33554433&REALMOID=06-b0d30d94-a224-104a-b476-839b26b50cb3&GUID=&SMAUTHREASON=0&METHOD=GET&SMAGENTNAME=$SM$VcrfXMkgiXXSbVMRSHAUT3vgFgC0bchlyzkrIBPlEEWr2RwJ%2f6VEdZvU2X8msCxw&TARGET=$SM$HTTPS%3a%2f%2fapplications%2elabor%2eny%2egov%2fIndividual%2f&mc_cid=a6ee36d06d&mc_eid=93b29a5fb2

 

The day you should apply for unemployment insurance is based on the first letter of your last name.

 

A - F file on Monday

G - N file on Tuesday

O - Z file on Wednesday

Missed your day? File on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday

 

PSEG Coronavirus page (updated regularly)

https://www.psegliny.com/safetyandreliability/safetytips/coronavirus

 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

World Health Organization (WHO)


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