March 22 – DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE (PM)

March 23, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

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

  • UPDATED INFORMATION ON FIT TESTING
  • REMINDER: UPDATED ENTRANCE RESTRICTIONS TAKE EFFECT TONIGHT

UPDATED INFORMATION ON FIT TESTING FOR MICHIGAN MEDICINE WORKFORCE MEMBERS

Due to changes in requirements from OSHA and to assist with conservation of N95 masks, Occupational Health Services (OHS) is suspending the annual fit testing program. If you have been fit tested in the past, you may continue to wear the same size mask when indicated.

Fit testing will remain available on a limited basis through OHS for workforce members who have not been fit tested previously and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Provide ICU level care (including RICU) to persons under investigation (PUIs) and patients with confirmed COVID-19
  • Perform procedures that are aerosol-generating or cough-inducing as defined by Infection Prevention and Epidemiology
  • Provide surgical care (in the operating room) to patients under investigation (PUIs) and patients with confirmed COVID-19

As a reminder, use of PAPRs should be reserved for those who cannot wear an N95 mask.

Fit testing is performed at OHS on a walk-in basis from 7am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. OHS is located on the 3rd floor of the Med Inn Building. If you have questions about the fit testing program, please contact OHS by e-mailing occupational-health@med.umich.edu (preferred) or calling (734) 764-8021.

UPDATED ENTRANCE RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE TONIGHT

Updates have been made to the entrance restrictions that will be effective Sunday, March 22 at 6 p.m.  A full list of entrances and entrances with limited access is available here. Thank you for your flexibility and help to keep our environment safe and secure.

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Still have 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.

If you still can’t find what you’re looking for on these web pages, please email coronavirus-info@med.umich.edu and your question will be answered as quickly as possible.  Do not use this email for sharing patient health information.

Jeffrey Desmond, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

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