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Coronavirus Information for Families

Visiting Restrictions

Pediatric patients can have 2 designated caregivers, but only 1 may be present at a time.
We understand this is difficult for patients and families and we appreciate your support.
Covid-related Hospital Visitation Policy for Pediatric Patients
Reviewed 11/25/2020.

Covid-19 Vaccinations for Teens 16 and 17 Years Old

If you are 16 or 17 years old and have an eligible medical condition, the vaccine made by the Pfizer drug company is recommended. Currently, Pfizer vaccine is offered at the: Dome Arena, 2695 E Henrietta Rd, Henrietta and the new Hawkeye vaccination site located at the former Kodak Hawkeye parking lot on St. Paul and Avenue E. The Hawkeye site is for Monroe County residents.
Permission of a parent or guardian will likely be required for vaccination (not final yet).
Appointments are required for all Covid-19 vaccinations and can be made using the NYS Am I Eligible App or call the COVID-19 Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

For Providers

Covid-19 Testing for Families of Pediatric Patients

Some pediatric patients will need to be tested for the Covid-19 virus even if they do not have any symptoms of infection. It's important to know if a patient has active virus before starting some procedures. We've gathered answers to some frequently asked questions about testing.

Read more about testing for Covid-19 »

Returning to Sports

The Golisano Children’s Hospital and Accountable Health Partners give the community a protocol for children returning to sports activities.

Return to Exercise after COVID-19 (K-12) Patients, 3/8/21 »

A message from Dr. Patrick Brophy, Chair - Department of Pediatrics

“We care for our patients, our families, and ourselves – and those roles are magnified during this time of rapid adaptation.”

Proper Face Coverings

We Redesigned Our Services!

See the precautions we've put in place to make your child's visit as successful as possible!

5 kids masked and physically distanced