On this page you'll find information and links to resources related to CHFS agency response to COVID-19 and its impact on our programs, services and the people we serve.
CHFS Office Closures
Office of the Inspector General
Public Health Emergency Order - Letter from CHFS Acting Secretary Eric Friedlander advising healthcare providers of potential for changes to patient care protocol in response to the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Visitation Guidance (complete list of regulated facilities)
Child Care Facilities
Long-term Care Facilities
Personal Care Assistants
- Guidance for long-term care facilities in the hiring of personal care assistants to meet COVID-19-related demands.
Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Information for Families
COVID-19: Information for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs from the American Academy of Pediatrics includes a recording and article with suggestions for things families can do to stay safe and healthy. Compiled by a pediatrician and a representative from Family Voices, resources provide advice on preparing the home, managing medical appointments, supplies, schooling, coping and more.
Coronavirus Information and Resources from Family Voices offers advice on prevention and preparation during this health care crisis for families of children with special health care.
Are You Ready? Preparing for Emergencies: Tips for Families from Family Voices. Advice on how to stay informed, build a family plan and assemble necessary supplies.
Information For Providers
In-Home Virtual Care for Children with Complex Conditions During Social Distancing Representatives of four complex care programs around the country discuss how they are providing telehealth services for children with medical complexity during the COVID-19 outbreak. The programs represented are Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, University of Texas in Houston, Children's National in Washington, DC and Baystate Hospital in Massachusetts.