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Infection prevention and control works, is a team effort, and matters. There are many questions that pediatricians and patients/families might have. Below are answers to some of the most common questions.

Many pediatric health care settings have made triage and workflow changes based on location, practice type, subspecialty, and size of practice team. Please consider that recommendations may vary depending on the workflow differences between pediatric settings and can be adapted to fit those needs.

These frequently asked questions apply to infection prevention and control broadly and beyond COVID-19.


  • General Infection Prevention Guidance
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Cleaning and Disinfection of Devices and Environmental Surfaces
  • Ventilation
  • Triage and Workflow
This guidance was last updated May 2023.
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American Academy of Pediatrics