To keep the news media and public informed on the status of the COVID-19 outbreak and impact on Cincinnati Children’s, the media team is posting information updates for news outlets as new details are available. All statements will be date stamped and archived on this page for easy media reference. Please check back frequently for updates as new information becomes available.
The Pfizer-BioNTech booster is available at Cincinnati Children’s vaccine clinics for anyone 12 or older who completed a two-dose series of Pfizer at least five months ago.
The clinic is geared to kids ages 5 to 11, but older kids and adults also may also receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at no charge. No appointment is necessary for the Dec. 29 clinic, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cincinnati Children’s will require that all employees, students, contractors, badged vendors, and volunteers be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 1, 2021.
Kara Ayers, PhD, to speak before the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force about her team’s national efforts to help people with disabilities gain access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
The site is also intended to be a resource for community physicians and other medical providers who work closely with parents to ensure the health of children.
The hospital recently delivered vaccine, comfort, and hope to adult residents of St. Joseph Home, a nonprofit that provides support systems for people with complex disabilities.
Employees have been classified into phases based on their day-to-day job functions, risk of uncontrolled exposure to COVID-19, and essential service they provide to patients, families and the medical center.
An analysis of 135,000+ medical records, co-authored by experts at Cincinnati Children’s shows that the novel coronavirus hits hardest among teens, children with diabetes or cancer, lower-income families, and Black, Latinx and Asian groups.
The medical center is reaching out to first responders, people 65 or older, Blacks and Hispanics to ensure inclusion of those at higher risk of contracting the disease or becoming seriously ill.
The Holiday Bundle Campaign provides online options to give since the hospital is not accepting in-person donations this year due to COVID-19.
The goal of Safe and Sound @ Home Cincinnati is to raise awareness about parenting support and resources available to those in the community who may be struggling.
Designed for use by people aged 13 and above, this artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chat bot engages in conversations with users, serving as a digital mental health coach.
A surprising new concept for boosting the power of flu vaccines might also boost future COVID-19 vaccines.
A transgenic mouse developed at Cincinnati Children’s to model the deadly childhood immune disease HLH (hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis) may play a key role in saving lives during the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
The projects, funded internally, will focus on developing vaccine nanoparticles, studying how the virus affects heart tissue, an artificial intelligence data analysis tool, and how COVID-19 affects foster youth, ADHD, and sickle cell disease.
When Cincinnati Children's asked local musicians to collaborate for an uplifting project to make patients, families and employees feel good during an uncertain time, dozens of them pulled through.
Prompted by COVID-19 clinic closures, scientists developed the mail-in test so medically vulnerable patients can receive regular testing without the need for clinical visits.
Cincinnati Children’s is one of four sites in the U.S. participating in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the BNT162 vaccine program to prevent COVID-19.
With the safety of our patients, families, employees and visitors being our top priority, we have begun a coordinated and comprehensive process to responsibly and gradually re-open.
In response to the financial impact of COVID-19, senior executives will take temporary pay cuts and merit raises will not be implemented for any employees in the upcoming Fiscal Year.
In accordance with CDC and public health guidance, following the diagnosis of an employee, we conduct a contact investigation.
This closure is expected to remain in effect at least through the month of April. It will re-open early if volumes and acuity trends suggest there is a need.
Cincinnati Children’s website has a new section with online resources to help families adapt to the disruptions and challenges caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
We are accepting donations of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) at this time. All donated items must be unopened, unused, and latex-free.
Cincinnati Children’s is now providing video visits for families who are concerned that a child might be showing symptoms of COVID-19.
Cincinnati Children’s will start screening parents, visitors and employees before they enter patient-care areas at Burnet Campus on Wednesday, March 25.
Out of an abundance of caution and significantly decreasing volumes, three Cincinnati Children's locations will close.
For patients, testing has been prioritized according to guidelines set by the CDC and other public health authorities.
Teaching children simple techniques for staying safe can help empower them to do something important to protect themselves and their family.
Cincinnati Children’s largest community fundraiser, Cincinnati Walks for Kids, is now a virtual event.
Employees dropped off 600 “Fit-Kits” full of non-perishable food to Norwood High School. Each kit can feed a family of four a healthy, nutritious meal.
With libraries closed due to COVID-19, here’s a reminder to parents to sign up for the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library (OGIL) in Hamilton County.
Employees with the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s are helping out school children in need of meals in Greater Cincinnati.
The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit (VTEU) at Emory University has been activated to join a 20-site National Institutes of Health clinical trial.
Research leaders at Cincinnati Children’s are working carefully to restructure the conduct of ongoing research to minimize exposure to personnel.
Cincinnati Children’s is working with Care@Work by Care.com to provide access to backup care options.
Many appointments at Cincinnati Children’s are being cancelled to enable social distancing and keep everyone safe.
The decision was made with guidance from the Surgeon General, the American College of Surgeons and Governor DeWine’s office.
For the safety of our patients, we are implementing a new visitor guideline, effective Monday, March 16.
We can confirm that an employee of a key partner organization of Cincinnati Children’s has tested positive for COVID-19.
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