Montana specific COVID-19 disease information can be found here. This website links you to the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPPHS), the Joint Information Center (JIC), and the Montana newsroom.
MTAAP COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit for Community Organizations and Schools
Documents released by MTAAP on COVID-19
- School Reopening Recommendations
- Cardiac Recommendations Adolescent Athletes (Updated November 2020)
- Covid Return to Play Form for Providers (Updated November 2020)
- Winter Sports Recommendations (Released November 2020)
- Social Media Graphics
- Immunization Toolkit for Pediatricians
- Practice Resources for Increasing Immunization Rates
Project Firstline – Infection Prevention Control
COVID and Kids Webinar Series – Videos on the YouTube channel include:
- Dr. David Higgins: Return to Sports Following COVID
- Dr. Heather Zaluski: Mental Health Impacts on Children and COVID
- Dr. Lori Byron: COVID and Climate Change
- Dr. Laurie Carter: Outbreak Response Protocols K-12
- Dr. Paul Smith: COVID and Respiratory Impacts in Children
- Dr. John Cole: COVID and Vaccinations
- Dr. Austine Siomos MD: COVID and MIS-C
- Dr. Allison Smith: COVID and Influenza
- Dr. Marwan Bakbach and Claire Steinberg, NP: COVID in Kids and Diabetes
- Dr. Mike Pappas: What Do We Know? COVID-19 in Kids Update
- Dr. Marwan Bakbach and Claire Steinberg, NP: COVID & Obesity
The DPPHS COVID-19 website provides:
- map with demographic information for COVID-19 disease cases in Montana,
- COVID-19 testing information,
- symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you are sick,
- and much more.
The Joint Information Center website provides:
- links to directives and executive orders,
- disability resources,
- and contact information for the public to phone or email COVID-19 disease related questions.
Social media is also a great way to stay informed by following DPHHS on Facebook (@MTDPHHS), Public Health in the 406 (@Health406) and the Montana Disaster and Emergency Services (@MontanaDES ) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
COVID-19 Resources from National AAP
AAP released the following guidance on telehealth ambulatory care on 4/15/2020:
- If you encounter other barriers or if you need additional support from the Academy, please contact COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org. AAP staff monitor the inbox daily and can help.
- The COVID-19 Discussion Board can be used by all members and also has a resources tab with member posted content.
- American Academy of Pediatrics also has links to all of the relevant information on the front page of their website – AAP.org
- Healthychildren.org also has lots of good information for families
- Clinic Guidebook- Interactive PDF
- Updates on Medicaid and coverage for children can be found on the CMS website (link to: https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/Emergency/EPRO/Current-Emergencies/Current-Emergencies-page)