COVID-19 INFORMATION Resources and Updates

The UF Department of Pediatrics is here for you and your family during these challenging times! We have created this page with helpful resources and information for our patients, their families, and our staff.

For Patients & Families

Stay at home

Resources for Kids and Families

We have compiled a list of helpful resources, including activities to do at home, to help you and your family during this very challenging time.

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COVID-19 News & Videos

How children can safely return to sports…

Parents are still learning how best to manage their children’s health after a COVID-19 infection. This is especially true for children with…

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Pfizer advances vaccine trials for 5-11 year olds

Pfizer has announced they are moving into the next phase of trial testing its coronavirus vaccine in children younger than 11. For Alachua County…

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UF Health pediatrician addresses concerns with…

While kids ages 12 to 15 aren’t at a high risk for contracting COVID-19, they can still face long lasting effects. Parents are highly encouraged to…

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If you have general questions about COVID-19 and how it affects children, please email us at

**DISCLAIMER: UF Health Department of Pediatrics has set up this email for general questions only. Any questions that are specific to a person or a person’s medical condition will not be answered. If you have specific questions about your child, please contact your doctor.**

For Faculty & Staff

UF Health Bridge

For the most up-to-date information from UF Health regarding COVID-19, please visit the Bridge. Note to access Bridge you must be connected to a UF Health network, VPN, or Peds VDI.

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UF Health

Get the latest updates from UF Health Shands Hospital regarding the Coronavirus.

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University of Florida

The university has created a webpage that provides information for students, faculty and staff about the Coronavirus.

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College of Medicine

Find up-t-date information about COVID-19 from the UF College of Medicine.

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Pediatrics Department Updates

Resources for Working Remotely

Using EPIC

If you need to access EPIC from your home computer you will need to go to and from UF owned devices you will need to go to You will need to install the Citrix plug-in which the website will prompt you to install the plug-in.


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Additional Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics

AAP Updates:

Additional Resources


Find helpful tips and information about the Coronavirus from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

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Florida Health Department

The FL DOH website has helpful information specific to the state of Florida.


Alachua County

Find important updates from Alachua County through their website.

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