Division of Infectious Diseases Resources

COVID-19 Resources

CHOP performs COVID-19 testing using PCR testing and obtains the specimen using the less invasive anterior nares testing swabs. Results of PCR tests are generally available within 24 to 48 hours. You do not need to be a current CHOP patient to schedule an appointment at a CHOP testing site. Please note testing is available by appointment only.

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Experts believe physical distancing (also called social distancing) will help slow the spread of COVID-19. Physical distancing can be especially hard for children. This video shares some guidelines.



The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

The CDC provides helpful recommendations for staying healthy while traveling, including preventative tips and notices about infections present in various destinations.

PKIDs' educates the public about infectious diseases, the methods of prevention and transmission, the latest advances in medicine, and the elimination of social stigma borne by the infected.

The IDSA provides infectious disease resources, including published guidelines and conferences, with a focus on prevention, education, public health and research.

The Vaccine Education Center at CHOP provides complete, up-to-date and reliable information about vaccines to parents and healthcare professionals. This includes detailed information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent, the science behind vaccines, when vaccines should be given, and more.