Below are key resource materials for providers on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

This announcements section will be updated weekly in conjunction with the release of pertinent information from leading agencies.

FCAAP Recommendations for School Reopening
Click here for FCAAP’s current white paper guidance on re-opening schools, updated November 23, 2020.
To view the revisions published October 20, 2020, click here.
To view the revisions published September 11, 2020, click here.
To view the first edition published July 28, 2020 click here.

School Reopening Plans – Florida COVID-19 Responses and Ordersposted 8.5.20
LobbyTools has compiled a database of Florida School Reopening Plans. This is a public list, and sharing of this link is encouraged.

BACK TO SCOL: A Guide for Families Choosing Whether to Send Their Child Back to School or Learn From Home
The Back-to-Safe Communities of Learning (SCOL) Decision Guide was designed with and for parents of children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN). While children have already started school – the options for parents are changing.  Parents of CSCHN are struggling to make difficult decisions about how to keep their children safe and learning. With guidance from public-health experts, parents, and health providers across the country– the Stanford Health Literacy Lab has designed this interactive, educational Guide for Parents of CYSCHN, to help parents make sense of these back-to-school decisions. The Back-to-Safe Communities of Learning (SCOL) Guide is available in English and Spanish.  It is meant to be used on a smartphone, and to guide discussion with a trusted advisor (child health provider).

New AAP Resources 
New COVID-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports (Updated 9/18/2020)
Children’s Use of Cloth Face Coverings
Testing Protocols for Children
PPE for Pediatric Medical Providers

Back to the Office Toolkit
Keeping Children Healthy Parent Handout
COVID-19 Florida Health Care Provider Forum Series
Back to School Checklist in English and Spanish.
Survey: FCAAP Member Feedback on Provider Relief Fund Application Process
Survey: FCAAP Member Feedback on Medicaid Payment for Telehealth Services
FCAAP Recommendations for School Reopening 7.28.20
FCAAP Recommendations for School Reopening – Revised 9.11.20

Critical Updates on COVID-19
Red Book Online “2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infections
All AAP COVID-19 Webinars for Pediatricians
Contact your legislators to “Provide the Funding Schools Need to Reopen Safely” at
(AAP Member log in required)

Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA):
All AHCA Issued COVID-19 Alerts
Sign up for AHCA email alerts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information for Pediatric Healthcare Providers
CDC Guidelines for Re-Opening Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):
All CMS Issued Updates
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit

County Executive Orders on Facial Coverings During COVID-19
Available executive orders pertaining to facial coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida can be found alphabetically by county as follows: Alachua, Broward, Gadsden, Hillsborough, Leon, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, and the City of Tampa.

Florida Department of Health:
Florida COVID-19 Response 
24/7 COVID-19 Call Center: call 1 (866) 779-6121 or email

Florida Division of Emergency Management:
Sign up for email updates from the Florida State Emergency Response Team
State-supported COVID-19 testing sites and FAQ’s

Florida Healthy Kids:
Florida Healthy Kids Takes Proactive Steps to Protect Members During Covid-19 Outbreak

State of Florida Response:
Executive Order 20-244 – Phase 3 of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery – posted 9.25.20
Governor DeSantis’ Executive Orders

USDA Food & Nutrition Service:
FNS Program Guidance on Human Pandemic Response

White House Task Force COVID-19 Response:

FCAAP “Back to the Office” Toolkit
Pediatric Overflow Planning Contingency Response Network (POPCoRN)
Headspace Plus meditation platform
Free legal services for healthcare workers from Legal Advocacy for Medical Providers Foundation, Inc. (LAMP)
FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) tips to protect yourself from COVID-19 fraud schemes

Small Business Association (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program
Paycheck Protection Program Application
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Program
HHS CARES Act Provider Relief Fund site for provider inquiries and payment attestation portal through United Health Group
HHS Medicaid Provider Distribution Instructions 6.11.20
HHS Medicaid Provider Distribution Application 6.11.20
HHS Medicaid Targeted Distribution FAQs 7.6.20
AAP FAQ: CARES Act Provider Relief Fund 6.15.20
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Guide to the CARES Act
U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Emergency Loan Information
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
Florida Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Center

Well-Child Visits Provided Via Telemedicine During the COVID-19 State of Emergency – 5.29.20
Telemedicine Payor Guide – 4.3.2020
Telemedicine Detailed Payor Coverage – 4.3.2020
Disclaimer: The information above is subject to change daily, individual contracts may vary, and the 30-90 day periods for waivers will vary between payors.
CMS General Medicaid Telehealth Guidance
AAP Online Telehealth Compendium

For additional provider resources, click here.
For parent resources, click here

The information provided on this page is subject to change without notice based upon new information, resources, and directives from federal, state, and local authorities and medical experts. While FCAAP will do its best to update information that has been changed due to the issuance of new guidance and directives, there will be a delay in such updates and we cannot guarantee that all information will be updated to reflect such changes. This information is provided only as general guidance and is not being offered as a medical or legal opinion.

Thank you to The Pfizer Foundation for supporting FCAAP’s efforts to support pediatricians and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.