March 20: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

March 21, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • DONATIONS NEEDED
  • PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT GUIDANCE
  • ADJUSTED ENTRANCE CHANGES
  • FOOD DELIVERIES
  • INTERPRETER SERVICES INFORMATION

DONATIONS NEEDED

Right now, health care workers at our hospitals and clinics have the supplies they need to protect themselves and others as they care for patients with COVID-19.

With the number of COVID-19 patients rising daily, leaders at Michigan Medicine are asking for the community’s help in donating supplies now to ensure supplies will be ready if needed in coming days and weeks, to protect staff and patients. Starting Saturday, March 21 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and continuing daily until further notice, U-M will open a drive-through donation site at its North Campus Research Complex, at the corner of Huron Parkway and Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor.

For a list of what to  donate and how to donate, please click here.

 When: Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The donation center is at 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, 48109 which is set back from Plymouth Road and Huron Parkway. Donors should enter from Huron Parkway and follow signs to the loading dock. Donors will not need to get out of their cars.

Donors who are not feeling well should wait until they feel better to donate.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT GUIDANCE

An important grid is attached explaining signs needed for COVID-19 positive or suspected patients for use in safety huddles or other unit communication.

ENTRANCE RESTRICTIONS

Updates have been made to the entrance reductions that will be effective Sunday, March 22 at 6 p.m.  CVC entrance hours have been updated below and the map attached reflects changes.

The Med Inn entrance will be closed for entry.

Entrances open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

  • Rogel Cancer Center main entrance
  • Adult Emergency Services
  • University Hospital main entrance 
  • Children’s Emergency Services
  • C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital main entrance
  • Medical School/Cancer Center Connector
  • University Hospital South Employee entrance

Entrances with limited hours:

  • Frankel Cardiovascular Center Main entrance: Open 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday and Sunday 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Radiation/Oncology entrance: Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, but subject to change.
  • Level 2 Taubman/P2/P3 Connector: Open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

The UH Dock will maintain usual hours and the Mott dock is open for delivery. Employees must have their MCARD for entry. Thank you for your flexibility as we make these changes to keep our environment safe and secure.

FOOD DELIVERIES AT MED INN

Food deliveries can take place in the Med Inn vestibule from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.  On weekends staff should meet the delivery drivers outside children’s and women’s main, at the curb parking designated for deliveries.

Delivery staff cannot go beyond the vestibule, or through double doors leading into the building. Staff receiving food deliveries are responsible for making sure the un-screened delivery person does not enter the Med Inn building. DPSS will continue to assess and monitor this accommodation and change as needed. 

INTERPRETER SERVICES

In keeping with Infection Control guidelines, Over-the-Phone-Interpreting (OPI) services will be used for all spoken language other than English.  IS will make every attempt to provide in-person interpreters for the Emergency Department and Surgery. Please refer to the attached guidelines on how to utilize the telephone interpreters.

Inpatient Guide: https://umich.box.com/s/jaisl4iyyooybcwd4gc18g4zfb2f7y8b

Outpatient Guide: https://umich.box.com/s/6l9h1rq15eca4ydmhu6ne5ply2a2pe76

MORE QUESTIONS?
An FAQ is posted in Headlines and updated frequently. If you have specific questions about COVID19 and your work at Michigan Medicine, go to the Infection Prevention & Epidemiology page for updates.

Thank you for your continued dedication to providing high quality care and keeping the safety of our patients and our employees a top priority.

Jeff Desmond, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

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