Information About the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

While we are not mandating that individuals wear a mask on all occasions, we do require that people who are showing signs of respiratory illness (coughing, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, etc.) wear a mask in order to limit the spread of illness and protect others from getting sick. Masks will continue to be available upon request for anyone who wishes to wear one.

As a health system with vulnerable patients, we're continuing these requirements in alignment with recommendations from public health authorities. Our top priority is the safety of our patients, visitors, employees, and community. We will continue to provide updates about patient care and post the latest information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is now offering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to children 5 years old and older.
Due to our commitment to prioritizing children, and in accordance with the Santa Clara County Health Department, our supply of vaccine has been designated exclusively for this population. You can make an appointment or get more information at

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is here for you and continues to care for patients safely. Below is an FAQ to help keep you informed about COVID-19, developments at Stanford Children’s Health, and steps you can take to protect yourself.