Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

April 21, 2023

Your child's health is critical. Please keep all milestone and vaccination appointments or any other scheduled appointments that will keep your child well and healthy. 

For more information, please refer to the resources listed below, including: 

COVID-19 Testing

Lurie Children’s has discontinued routine COVID-19 testing prior to procedures. Because of the decline in demand for testing, the COVID-19 testing drive-thru site at Clark/Deming location is now closed.  

Find Other Testing Options

Update on Mask Policy

Lurie Children's is moving to our next phase of COVID-19 protection. Masks are now optional and welcome for anyone without symptoms in both clinical and non-clinical settings in all Lurie Children’s facilities.

Learn More

Emergency Department Visits 

We urge families to seek medical attention for their child by first contacting your primary care physician or pediatrician. If you do not have a primary care physician or pediatrician and your child’s injury or illness is worsening, do not delay seeking care.

For guidance on when to take your child to the emergency department versus immediate care or your pediatrician, click here

Visitation Guidelines

Because the health and safety of our patients, families, visitors and staff is of utmost importance to us, we have modified visitation restrictions in place. 

Learn More About Visitor Restrictions

COVID-19 Resources for Families 

If you are looking for general information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it relates to your child's health, please visit our FAQ page for families. You will also find a list of community resources, including information on Return to School. 

Learn More

COVID-19 Resources for Employees & Healthcare Providers 

If you are a Lurie Children's employee or healthcare provider seeking information on how to navigate Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), please refer to our Employees and Healthcare Providers Resource Guide. 

Learn More