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coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub

As we all continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to remind our families that we are here for you during this challenging time. Our commitment to provide safe, quality care for our patients is our highest priority.

Below are some of the top questions from parents. You can also skip to one of these sections for additional information. 

my child has an upcoming appointment. what do I need to know?

  • If you have tested positive or were exposed to COVID-19, please follow CDC guidelines.

  • If you or your child feel sick, need to isolate or quarantine, or test positive for COVID in the 5 days before your appointment, please call your child’s clinic. They can help determine if your child still needs to be seen in person, switched to a video visit or rescheduled.

my child or I tested positive for COVID-19. what should I do?

Follow the recommendations of your doctor and the CDC. For more information about caring for people with COVID-19 view these CDC guidelines. For isolation and quarantine guidelines, please visit the CDC's website here.   


are masks required at Dayton Children's?

As of April 10, 2023, staff, visitors, patients and volunteers are no longer required to wear masks in public and patient care areas unless otherwise noted (i.e. isolation rooms, surgery). 

I have more questions. where can I find the answers?

Please explore the sections below for more detailed information about accessing care at Dayton Children's. If you have additional questions, please call your clinic directly, or call our COVID-19 parent hotline at 1-888-746-KIDS (5437) from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.

accessing care

We are here for you and your family and have answers to your questions about upcoming appointments and surgeries, visitor restrictions, and more. 

Read more about accessing care at Dayton Children's.

visitor restrictions

We have implemented visitor restrictions to limit the number of people in the hospital. These efforts are to help keep our patients, families and staff safe, and prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

View our visitor restrictions.

for health care professionals, schools, child care centers

We are committed to doing our best to keep our partnering health care professionals informed about the latest efforts being put into place at Dayton Children's. We also have resources for health care professionals, schools and child care centers to help you navigate the pandemic. Visit our COVID-19 resource hub for health care professionals to find additional resources.

View additional information for health care professionals, schools and child care centers.


Our knowledge of COVID-19 is regularly evolving. We have answered our most commonly asked questions below and provided links to trusted local and national resources.

Learn more about COVID-19.

questions about coronavirus

If you have additional questions about the coronavirus please call your clinic directly, or call our COVID-19 parent hotline at 1-888-746-KIDS (5437) from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.