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SHEA Pediatric Leadership Council commentary: Inpatient visitor considerations for pediatric patients during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 June 2021

Allison H. Bartlett*
Affiliation:
Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Karen A. Ravin
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware Department of Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lorry G. Rubin
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, New York Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, New York
Caitlin McGrath
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Annabelle de St Maurice
Affiliation:
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
W. Matthew Linam
Affiliation:
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Latania K. Logan
Affiliation:
Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Rush University Medical Center, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois
Martha Muller
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Carolyn Caughell
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, Department of Quality, University of California San Francisco Health, San Francisco, California
Lynn Ramirez-Avila
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health, University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, California
*
Author for correspondence: Allison H. Bartlett, E-mail: abartlett@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu

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