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

Following backlash and support, school board…

Dr. Desmond Schatz, the interim physician-in-chief at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, said the mandate is a matter of right and wrong. “We…

Young student wearing a mask in a classroom

Alachua County schools see COVID-19 infections…

Adrienne Mott-Young, an UF Health Pediatrician and member of the school district’ Scientific Health Advisory Committee, said the county positivity…

Adrienne H Mott-Young, M.D.

When Can Kids Get The COVID-19 Vaccine — And…

Pfizer said on Monday that its two-dose COVID vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it plans to seek authorization from regulatory…

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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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FDA panel: Benefits of COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11 outweigh risks

CDC approves COVID vaccine boosters for Moderna, JandJ recipients, mix-and-match

White House calls on pediatricians to play prominent role vaccinating children against COVID

Study: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine keeps youths out of hospital

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.


Child Care

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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